Published on Jun 5, 2017
Iraqi forces have announced that they are beginning their final push against Islamic State strongholds in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. But 100,000 civilians are at extreme risk of being killed in this last phase, according to the United Nations. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte has the story. Then, journalist and author Robert Koehler joins RT America’s Anya Parampil, to discuss the ongoing US military intervention in Iraq and how it compares to wars past, particularly US intervention in Vietnam, and how such conflicts are portrayed in western media.