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Islamic State Militants Encroach on Baghdad

In recent months, Islamic State fighters have overrun Iraqi forces in the western part of the country, capturing nearly all of Anbar province while trying to carve out a path to Baghdad. While the U.S. military says the Iraqi capital is not under "imminent threat," officials are concerned that the militants' gains in Anbar will provide the means for an assault on Baghdad’s perimeter. Despite resistance from Iraqi troops and various militias, as well as coalition air...

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