Militants on March in Iraq Undo What U.S. Sought

June 12, 2014 4:19 AM

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Militants on March in Iraq Undo What U.S. Sought

Islamic militants’ sweep through northern Iraq and the collapse of the Iraqi army threaten to disrupt global oil markets while undoing whatever was accomplished by the 11-year U.S. attempt to stabilize Iraq.

America and Europe now face the creation of a de facto militant Sunni Islamic state along the Syrian-Iraqi border that can serve as a safe haven and training zone for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, a group with a declared interest in attacking the West that no country in the region can co...

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