Obama's Bluff Can Work in Iraq

How can the U.S. reverse the gains made by ISIL and re-establish Iraq’s sovereign integrity? The answer depends on getting other Sunnis to participate on the side of Iraq's government.
Iraq's Shiites have volunteered to help the army, but it needs the Sunnis too.

There may be no greater irony in Barack Obama's presidency than the reintroduction of military advisers to Iraq -- with airstrikes soon to follow. With the first steps of a more extensive intervention under way, it's time to ask: What are the regional and global stakes of the latest iteration of conflict in Iraq? And what endgame can the U.S. realistically help achieve to create stability?

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