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Can the Army be fair to Bowe Bergdahl?

Can the Army be fair to Bowe Bergdahl?

When sentencing hearings for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl resume Wednesday at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, the judge face the increasingly difficult task of not only establishing what is true and fair in a complicated case but of doing so amid the most powerful political crosswinds possible. President Donald Trump may have held back last week from calling Mr. Bergdahl a despicable traitor or miming the action of executing him by firing squad, as he repeatedly did during last year’s campaign, but he still left no doubt that he, the commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, maintains that sentiment.

And he’s not the only one who is calling for severe...