Jul 31, 2017
Mosul was ISIL's de facto second city and capital in Iraq. ISIL had uncontested control over Mosul after capturing the city in 2014, until government of Iraq operations to retake the city began in October 2016.
The military campaign against ISIS has pushed the group out of Mosul and recaptured large amounts of territory elsewhere in Iraq and Syria. After ISIS is defeated, what must be done to stabilize Mosul and Iraq and prevent a slide back into violence? What policies could Congress, the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Defense Department pursue in the wake of combat operations?
In this briefing, Shelly Culbertson and Linda Robinson discuss