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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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U.S. Gives Laos Extra $90 Million to Help Clear Unexploded Ordnance

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

U.S. Gives Laos Extra $90 Million to Help Clear Unexploded Ordnance By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Roberta Rampton Sep 6, 2016 – 4:32am EDT The United States announced on Tuesday it would provide an additional $90 million over the next three years to help Laos, heavily bombed during the Vietnam War, clear unexploded ordnance that […]

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Obama Pledges to Help ‘Heal’ Laos, Decades After U.S. Bombings

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama Pledges to Help ‘Heal’ Laos, Decades After U.S. Bombings By Elise Hu Sep 6, 2016 – 12:47pm ET President Obama announced on Tuesday in Laos that the U.S. will provide additional assistance to help remove unexploded bombs dropped by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. “Given our history here, I believe the United States has […]

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Leftover Bombs from Vietnam War a Threat in Laos

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Leftover Bombs from Vietnam War a Threat in Laos By Julie Noce Sep 5, 2016 Unexploded bombs and munitions, leftover from the Vietnam War, continue to pose a threat to villagers some 40 years later. Julie Noce reports.

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Lethal Legacy of Secret War in Laos

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Lethal Legacy of Secret War in Laos Photography by Jorge Silva. Reporting by Amy Sawitta Lefevre.                          Sep 5, 2016 Addressing the legacy of war in Laos will be a focus of U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip this week to the country’s capital, Vientiane, for a meeting with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders and […]

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Obama Faces Grim Legacy of America’s “Secret War” on Landmark Laos Trip

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama Faces Grim Legacy of America’s “Secret War” on Landmark Laos Trip By Benjamin Dodman Sep 6, 2016 Alison McCauley, AFP | Bomblets from a cluster bomb hang at the visitor centre of a charity specializing in limbs for amputees in Vientiane, Laos. Barack Obama becomes the first US president to visit Laos this week, […]

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