Morning Must Reads: April 14

Mark Wilson—Getty Images The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

In the news: Ukraine; Mideast peace process; Four years since the Haiti earthquake; 3 killed in Kansas City suburb; Hillary Clinton and Boeing; West Point grads likely headed for peaceful tours of duty for the first time in 13 years

  • “Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine’s government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite repeated warnings from the Kremlin.” [AP]
  • How the Obama Peace Process Went ‘Poof’ [Politico]
  • Four Years Later: The Heartbreaking Failure of Haiti’s Recovery [New Republic]
  • Window Open On Secret Camp Within Guantanamo [AP]
  • “The end of the war in Iraq and the winding down of the war in Afghanistan mean that the graduates of the West Point class of 2014 will have a more difficult time advancing in a military in which combat experience, particularly since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been crucial to promotion. They are also very likely to find themselves in the awkward position of leading men and women who have been to war…” [NYT]
  • Kansas City Shooting Is Hate of An Ancient Vintage [TIME]
  • “Lawmakers are gone from Washington for their two-week spring break, having packed with them the chances for big-ticket legislation through the rest of the year.” [National Journal]
  • For Hillary Clinton and Boeing, a Beneficial Relationship [WashPost]
  • K Street Loses a Loyal Ally in Kathleen Sebelius [WashExaminer]
  • “Casino king Sheldon Adelson wants to ban Internet gambling. But states are moving fast to legalize, and even the super PAC billionaire may not be able to stop them.” [Slate]
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