From Mosul to Raqqa, sooner than later? An offensive on ISIS’s second-largest stronghold in Raqqa, Syria, is to begin within weeks, not months, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told NBCNews in Paris, Tuesday morning. Hours later in Brussels, British Defense Minister Michael Fallon said the same: “within weeks.”
Happening today in Washington: Plotting the “trajectories, priorities and risks” in India and Pakistan’s military budgets. It’s an event held by the Stimson Center and centering on a new report and “will consist of a panel discussion convened by Michael Krepon and moderated by Sameer Lalwani, with Shuja Nawaz, Nilanthi Samaranayake, and [the report’s author] Shane Mason serving as discussants.” RSVP or catch info on the livestream, which goes live at 12:30 pm ET, here.
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