May 2016: Obama Visits Hiroshima
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of May 2016.
1. ISIS Strikes in Baghdad 2. Russian Government: Doping 3. Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirl Found 4. Taliban Leader Killed 5. Obama Lifts Vietnam Arms Ban 6. Obama Visits Hiroshima 7. Strikes Against ISIS in Falluja 8. Hissène Habré Sentenced
- Obama Visits Hiroshima
- On May 27, 2016, President Obama becomes the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima and meet with survivors. During his time in Japan the president gives a speech in which he discusses how humanity has the means to destroy itself and nuclear weapons are a clear example. He believes that with technology progressing as quickly as it is, we need a "moral revolution." While he did not go so far as to apologize for the attack, President Obama did meet with many survivors who were glad to see him acknowledging what happened in Hiroshima.
- Photo source: AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster