Ash Carter: Raqqa Invasion Will Begin Before Mosul Campaign Ends

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian / AP

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter revealed Tuesday that Western allies fighting the Islamic State have already begun preparing to invade the terrorist group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria before the ongoing military campaign to recapture the ISIS-controlled Iraqi city of Mosul is complete.