» 2016 Letter to U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Legacies of War calls on the U.S. to allocate at least $10 million for UXO programs in Laos for fiscal year 2013, sustained over the next ten years. “Continuity — rather than the current ‘feast or famine’ cycle — is needed to allow UXO clearance teams to plan accordingly, scale up operations, and finally get the job done.”
Legacies of War calls on the United States to increase its funding for the UXO sector in Laos from $5.5 million in fiscal year 2011 to $7 million in fiscal year 2012, with further substantial increases over the next ten years.
Six former U.S. Ambassadors and Chiefs of Mission to Laos call for an increase in U.S. funding for the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos and encourage Secretary Clinton to visit Laos in the course of a future trip to Southeast Asia.
Legacies of War requests “that the U.S. allocate $7 million for unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance in Laos for fiscal year 2011, with substantial additional increases over the next ten years.”
The letter was signed by the following former United States ambassadors to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Theresa A. Tull, Charles B. Salmon, Jr., Victor L. Tomseth, Wendy J. Chamberlin, and Douglas A. Hartwick. Collectively, they served in Laos from 1983 to 2004.