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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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First on CNN: Obama to push to clear leftover Vietnam-era bombs

Posted: Jan 24, 2016

By Elise Labott, CNN Updated 10:34 PM ET, Sun January 24, 2016 Vientiane, Laos (CNN) Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Laos on Sunday ahead of a major push by the Obama administration to fix a decades-old wrong: clearing up leftover Vietnam-era U.S. bombs. Kerry’s visit will help usher in a new partnership with a […]

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Boston Globe: “John Kerry to discuss unexploded US bombs on trip to Laos”

Posted: Jan 22, 2016

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT/ASSOCIATED PRESS Secretary of State John Kerry. By Daniel Malloy GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JANUARY 22, 2016 VIENTIANE, Laos — More than 40 years later, it is still a regular event in the countryside. A child picks up what looks like a toy, a farmer hits a buried shell with a shovel, or a villager tries […]

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