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Obama Seeks to Curb China’s Expanding Clout, Move Beyond Past in Laos

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama Seeks to Curb China’s Expanding Clout, Move Beyond Past in Laos By Richard S. Ehrlich Sunday, September 4 2016 President Obama walks past Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives for a group photo session for the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China on Sunday.   BANGKOK — When President Obama becomes the first American […]

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Obama in Laos: Cleaning up After the Secret War

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama in Laos: Cleaning up After the Secret War Obama has an opportunity to address the past by stepping up U.S. efforts to remove unexploded ordnance in Laos. By Brett Dakin September 03, 2016 A U.S. Marine searches for UXO near the village of Ban Na Ngom, Savannakhet, Laos. Image Credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo […]

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Laotian, Hmong Americans Cautiously Optimistic Ahead of Obama’s Laos Visit

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Laotian, Hmong Americans Cautiously Optimistic Ahead of Obama’s Laos Visit by FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG Aug 30 2016, 6:05 PM ET Some Laotian Americans and Hmong Americans are cautiously optimistic about President Barack Obama’s visit to Laos next week. Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit the country, according to the White House, with […]

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President Obama’s Historic Visit to Laos Comes at the Perfect Time

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

President Obama’s Historic Visit to Laos Comes at the Perfect Time BY Professor Kou Yang Aug 23,2016 In early September 2016, President Barak Obama will be the first U.S. President to visit Laos. The President is expected to offer a few aid packages, including funds to clear unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos. His visit to Laos will permanently close a […]

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Obama’s Upcoming Visit to Laos Aims to Begin New Chapter

Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Obama’s Upcoming Visit to Laos Aims to Begin New Chapter By Michael Doyle Aug 18, 2016 9:22pm WASHINGTON President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Laos next month marks a new chapter in a complicated relationship previously marked by covert wars, political enmities and refugee flows that have changed the complexion of California’s Central Valley. Formally […]

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President Obama Announces Historic Increase in Funding for Removal of Unexploded Ordnance from Laos, September 6, 2016

Posted: Sep 6, 2016

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Secrets, Denial, and, Decades Later, a Medal of Honor for a Vietnam Medic

Posted: Aug 23, 2016

Secrets, Denial, and, Decades Later, a Medal of Honor for a Vietnam Medic Sgt. Gary Rose, an Army medic who was involved in secret operations in Laos during the Vietnam War. After years of lobbying from members of his unit, he will be awarded the Medal of Honor. JOE BUGLEWICZ FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES […]

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Laos Victims of Unexploded Artillery Face Unintentional Consequences

Posted: Aug 23, 2016

Laos Victims of Unexploded Artillery Face Unintentional Consequences August 04, 2016 Daniel De Carteret 2:46 00:00/2:46 ▶ Direct link Share Print XIENG KHOUANG, LAOS — One day in 2004, Houng Phomma Chak and two friends ventured out to the countryside near their village in northeastern Laos in search of scrap metal to sell, to supplement their […]

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