The Stream

Legacy of war in Laos

Leftover US bombs from the Vietnam War continue to kill and injure Laotians.

Fifty years ago, the US began a covert, 9-year bombing campaign on Laos, targeting North Vietnamese transport routes during the Vietnam War. Although the bombs stopped falling decades ago, remnants of the US campaign continue to kill and severely injure the people of Laos, as up to 80 million unexploded bombs remain in the country. What’s being done to aid victims and make the country bomb-free? 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Channapha Khamvongsa @channaphasays
Executive Director, Legacies of War

Simon Rea @MAGsaveslives
Country Director, Mines Advisory Group   

Mike Boddington
Fmr. Advisor, National Regulatory Authority

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