As fighting begins in Iraq, experts expect little impact on US election Lack of boots on ground meets domestic concerns of divided electorate In any other election year, a massive battle involving US force to seize a city of hundreds of thousands from the Islamic State might affect how voters choose their next president. But 2016, defense analysts and political advisers observing the mid-October campaign for Mosul point out, is no normal election year.
ISIS is still in control of Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, but Iraqi and Kurdish forces are closing in and U.S. warplanes and special forces are in the fight. Holly Williams reports.
Iraqi forces progress towards city limits despite heavy resistance from ISIL, as aid groups expect flood of refugees.
When asked if she is comfortable with the 4,000 U.S. troops based in Iraq providing support to local forces fighting the Islamic State group, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated during the latest debate that she woul...