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The Briefing 06-03-14

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1) Controversy over POW trade example of moral complexity of fallen world

Did Bowe Bergdahl go AWOL in Afghanistan?, Christian Science Monitor (Brad Knickerbocker)

Military community reaction mixed to Bergdahl release, Army Times (Joe Gould)

Is it ever right to negotiate with terrorists?, USA Today (Alan Gomez)

Sergeant Bergdahl’s Duty, Wall Street Journal (Editorial Board)

2)  President’s ambivalence over America’s global role reflects nation’s ambivalence 

Full transcript of President Obama’s commencement address at West Point, Washington Post (President Barack Obama)

3) Secular worldview unable to recognize significance of theology in Islamic violence

Visitors Fault Sept. 11 Museum’s Portrayal of Islam, New York Times (Sharon Otterman)

Faith cannot be coerced, Miamia Herald (Leonard Pitts, Jr)

Apparent Suicide Bomber In Syria Was From U.S., Wall Street Journal (Devlin Barrett)

Suspect Held in Jewish Museum Killings, New York Times (Scott Sayare)