sul, Islamic State's stronghold in Iraq, under brutal assault since October. Now the Pentagon predicting it may fall before President Obama leaves office in January. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter telling reporters on Monday that it's possible Mosul will be retaken before Donald Trump enters the White House, but it'll be a tough fight.
r seven weeks, Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers and militia have been attempting to wrest control of the city from Islamic State, backed by a US-led coalition with air and ground support. Victory in Mosul would be a legacy achievement for Obama before he's replaced by President-elect Trump. Trump's opposed Obama on just about every foreign policy issue.
He will take the oath of office on January 20th.