The Briefing 10-05-15

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1) Brokenness of world evident through tragedies, failures in Afghanistan, Syria, and beyond

Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan, New York Times (Alissa J. Rubin)

Billions From U.S. Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces, New York Times (Eric Schmitt and Tim Arango)

Questions about leadership follow Obama, Chicago Tribune (Christi Parsons)

British Teenager Sentenced in Plot to Kill Police on Anzac Day in Australia, New York Times (Steven Erlanger)

2) Oregon shooting example of disguised and irrational nature of evil

Oregon Shooting at Umpqua College Kills 10, Sheriff Says, New York Times (Dirk Vanderhart, Kirk Johnson, and Julie Turkewitz)

Oregon Killer Described as Man of Few Words, Except on Topic of Guns, New York Times (Jack Healy and Ian Lovett)

Oregon shooter said to have singled out Christians for killing in ‘horrific act of cowardice’, Washington Post (Eli Saslow, Sarah Kaplan, and Joseph Hoyt)

Mass Murderers Fit Profile, as Do Many Others Who Don’t Kill, New York Times (N. R. Kleinfield, Russ Buettner, David W. Chen and Nikita Stewart)

3) 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall, a great moral scar of 21st century, passes largely unnoticed

In a United Germany, the Scars of the East-West Divide Have Faded, New York Times (Alison Smale)