Tragedy struck the nation last Monday, September 16, as U.S. military veteran Aaron Alexis, 34, opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard. The resulting chaos ended up taking the lives of 13 people, including the gunman. Though his motive remains unknown, authorities have uncovered surprising revelations.
Written by Matthew Harper. After Islamic radicals began to push southward in Mali, France intervened with military force last Friday. The French defended the military action, claiming that they were worried the terrorists would march on Bamako, the capital of Mali, which could create a wide security threat for much of the region. Now, half a week after France’s initial involvement, the UN has come out in support, and it looks as though the United States might get involved as well.