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

June 12, 2014 4:19 AM

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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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