On the Campaign in Mosul

I've recently published an article for Foreign Policy in Focus on the destructiveness of the Mosul campaign. You can find it here. What is difficult about writing these pieces is that the situation on the ground changes daily. As of this morning, you can add another 230 civilian deaths to the count, the result of a US airstrike. From Yemen, to Iraq, to Syria there is every indication that the Trump Administration is ramping up its "anti-terrorism" efforts, which are guaranteed to result in more civilian deaths. We've been in perpetual war for a decade and a half now, and there is no sign of an end anytime soon.