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Carter in Iraq Gets Assessment of Mosul Fight

Iraqi and Kurdish forces were in a new offensive Sunday on a town near Mosul, as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the region to get an assessment of the battle to push Islamic State out of Iraq's second largest city. Carter was in Irbil Sunday for talks with Kurdish leaders and military commanders close to the fight to retake Mosul.  Shortly after arriving on the unannounced visit, Carter met with Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, the president of the largely autonomous...

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