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‘My friends were afraid of me’: What 80 Million Unexploded US Bombs Did to Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

‘My friends were afraid of me’: What 80 Million Unexploded US Bombs Did to Laos By Rebecca Wright, CNN September 6, 2016 7:28am ET Xieng Khoung, Laos (CNN) – For two years after the accident, Yei Yang refused to leave his home. “I couldn’t farm, I couldn’t go to see friends, as they might be […]

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Obama Announces $90 Million to Clear Laos’ Unexploded Bombs

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama Announces $90 Million to Clear Laos’ Unexploded Bombs By Elise Labott Sep 6, 2016 – 4:04am ET Vientiane, Laos (CNN) – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that US has an “obligation” to help Laos recover from a brutal secret bombing campaign that destroyed parts of the Southeast Asian nation. During an address to the […]

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America’s Shame: The Unspoken Danger of Laos’ Hidden Bombs

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

America’s Shame: The Unspoken Danger of Laos’ Hidden Bombs By Dung Phan August 21, 2016 Photo; M M/CC BY 2.0 It was a cold day in Laos, and huddled around a fire for warmth was Sak and his brother and friends. He was playing with a rusty ball, assuming it was safe, but it went […]

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President Obama Announces $90m to Help Clear Unexploded US Bombs in Laos

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

President Obama Announces $90m to Help Clear Unexploded US Bombs in Laos By Andrew Buncombe Tuesday 6 September 2016 It was America’s dirty secret – a military campaign that most in the US knew very little about even years after its conclusion. Between 1964 to 1973, Laos became the most bombed country per capita, as […]

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Obama Pledges $90 Million to Help Clear Remnants of US Bombing in Laos

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama Pledges $90 Million to Help Clear Remnants of US Bombing in Laos” By William Wan September 6, 2016 President Obama speaks at the Lao National Cultural Hall in Vientiane, Laos, on Tuesday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) VIENTIANE, LAOS — Decades after U.S. planes conducted hundreds of thousands of bombing runs over Laos, President Obama acknowledged that […]

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U.S. to Spend $90 Million to Clear Bombs in Laos

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

U.S. to Spend $90 Million to Clear Bombs in Laos By Thomas Maresca Sep 6, 2016 – 12:29pm EDT   VIENTIANE, Laos — President Obama said Tuesday the United States will double current funding and spend $90 million over the next three years to clear unexploded bombs dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. “The spirit of reconciliation is what […]

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Obama Acknowledges Scars of America’s Shadow War in Laos

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama Acknowledges Scars of America’s Shadow War in Laos By Mark Landler Sep 6, 2016 President Obama spoke in Laos on Tuesday about strengthened alliances between the United States and Asian countries. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date September 6, 2016. Photo by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. VIENTIANE, Laos — President Obama, declaring […]

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U.S. “Morally Obligated” to Heal Laos War Wounds: Obama

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

U.S. “Morally Obligated” to Heal Laos War Wounds: Obama By Jerome Taylor Sep 6, 2016 Laos became the world’s most-bombed country per capita from 1964 to 1973 as Washington launched a secret CIA-led war to cut supplies flowing to communist fighters during the Vietnam War (AFP Photo/Hoang Ding Nam) Vientiane (AFP) – President Barack Obama pledged […]

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