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After War, A New Legacy of Peace in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

After War, A New Legacy of Peace in Laos By Channapha Khamvongsa, the Executive Director of Legacies of War When I was 6 years old, my family fled Laos, a country in Southeast Asia the size of Minnesota. As refugees welcomed by the United States, my parents’ wish for their children was to not look back, […]

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America’s Secret War in Laos Uncovered

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

America’s Secret War in Laos Uncovered By BOB WOODRUFF and KARSON YIU Sep 9, 2016, 4:30 AM ET This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation of Laos. In making it his last stop on his last official trip to Asia, Obama wanted to turn the page […]

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President Obama, Bob Woodruff Born the Same Year, Share Coming of Age During Vietnam War

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

  President Obama, Bob Woodruff Born the Same Year, Share Coming of Age During Vietnam War By LIZ STARK Sep 8, 2016, 4:07 PM ET President Barack Obama and ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff are approximately the same age — both born in August 1961. Woodruff is just two weeks younger than Obama. But according […]

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Why the U.S. Is Pledging Millions to Clean Up Bombs in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Why the U.S. Is Pledging Millions to Clean Up Bombs in Laos Decades later, a once-secret war still threatens Laotians By Erin Blakemore September 8, 2016 A foundry in Phonsavan, Xieng Khouang province in Laos has processed over 85,000 live bombs to date. The country is still riddled with unexploded ordnance – a legacy of […]

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Obama’s visit to Laos captures a community’s attention in MN

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Obama’s visit to Laos captures a community’s attention in MN By Doualy Xaykaothao Sep 8, 2016 President Obama tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang on Wednesday. Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Laos in office. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images No sitting U.S. president has visited the communist […]

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“Millions of People in Laos Still Live in Fear” as Obama Pledges $90 Million to Clean Up U.S. Bombs

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

“Millions of People in Laos Still Live in Fear” as Obama Pledges $90 Million to Clean Up U.S. Bombs By Nermeen Shaikh and Amy Goodman September 8, 2016 As President Obama becomes the first American president to visit Laos, we look at the legacy of the U.S. bombing campaign there during the war on Vietnam. […]

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Blind and missing both hands, bombing life in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Blind and missing both hands, bombing life in Laos By Thomas Maresca September 9, 2016 – 2:10pm EDT   VIENTIANE, Laos — Phongsavath Souliyalat was walking home from school in his tiny village of Hin Hub, a few hours north of the capital of Vientiane, when a friend found a metal ball on the ground. Phongsavath […]

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Obama visits Laos to discuss secret war bombings

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Obama visits Laos to discuss secret war bombings September 7, 2016, 6:36 PM In Laos, President Obama promised $90 million to help the country clear millions of unexploded American bombs dropped decades ago during a secret campaign of the Vietnam War. No country has been bombed as heavily as Laos. Margaret Brennan has more.

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