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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

U.S. President Barack Obama announced a substantial increase in funding for the removal of unexploded ordnance from Laos, the first-ever visit to Laos by a U.S. president . All of these funds go directly to operations on the ground in Laos, including survey, clearance, risk education, and services for victims.

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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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America’s shame: The unspoken danger of Lao’s hidden bombs

Posted: Aug 23, 2016

America’s shame: The unspoken danger of Lao’s hidden bombs TOPICS:Unexploded OrdinanceVietnam War Photo;M M/CC BY 2.0 AUGUST 21, 2016 00 By Dung Phan 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, […]

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June 2016 Newsletter – News from Legacies of War

Posted: Jul 5, 2016

Our sustained education and advocacy has transformed what was once thought to be an insurmountable task to one that may be attainable in 10 to 20 years.

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Obama Set to Announce More Funding for Clearing Old Bombs in Laos

Posted: Jun 21, 2016

Voice of America June 16, 2016 By Daniel De Carteret XIENG KHOUANG, LAOS— The lush green landscape of Laos’ northeastern Xieng Khouang province masks what almost a decade of conflict left behind. Millions of cluster munitions, known in Laos as “bombies,” are scattered among the rice fields and mountains, many buried deep below the surface. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: During Historic Visit to Laos, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Commits to Addressing Problem of Leftover U.S. Bombs from Vietnam Era

Posted: Feb 4, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Laos last week and Legacies of War was encouraged by Kerry’s remarks during his visit about the need for the U.S. to finally address the legacy of unexploded bombs in Laos.

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CNN: Cleaning up leftover Vietnam-era bombs in Laos

Posted: Jan 29, 2016

CNNi talks to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) about his involvement in pushing for more Congressional money to clean up unexploded munitions in Laos.

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