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Craters Restaurant decorated with cleared UXO in Phonsavan, Laos © Arno Maierbrugger The clearing of unexploded ordnance (UXO)...
Japan pledges support to Laos for Vietnam War bomb removal

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Japan on October 8 pledged to give 900 million yen ($8 million) towards removing unexploded bombs in Laos that were scattered there during the...
Vietnam demands Monsanto pay its dues for Agent Orange

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Vietnam has demanded US chemical giant Monsanto pay compensation to the victims of Agent Orange, which the company supplied to the US military during...
Cambodia irate over US demand to repay $500 million “war debt”

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Cambodian officials and commentators reacted angrily over the recurring demand by the US government through its ambassador in Phnom Penh to repay what Washington calls...
Obama promises to clear Laos of Vietnam War-era bombs

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US President Barack Obama on September 6 at the ASEAN Summit in Laos announced that the US will double its funding to allow the...
Obama lifts US arms embargo on Vietnam in historic move

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It's 41 years and three weeks after the fall of Saigon that ended the United States' barbaric war in Vietnam, one of the biggest...
US issues travel warning for central Laos after apparent Hmong attacks

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The US issued an official warning on February 12 urging Americans to avoid the central Laos province of Xaisomboun which is popular with adventure...
Drone flight over Laos’ most mysterious corner (video)

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New drone footage provides a rare aerial view of the mysterious Plain of Jars in northern Laos. The plain of Jars is home to more than 2,000...
Photo essay: Vietnam during wartime

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German photographer Thomas Billhardt was one of the rare photographers during the Vietnam war who captured images from the view of Northern Vietnamese civilians....
Reaction to death of General Giap – essential investment lessons

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The state funeral procession on 13 October 2013 of General Giap, the legendary general and strategist who masterminded the Vietnamese victory over the French,...
The Vietnam war photo that inspired Platoon

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The Associated Press is publishing a new book 'Vietnam: The Real War' in October 2013. It, among others, features pictures of the war taken...
Children of the Apocalypse: Agent Orange still affects people in Vietnam

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In 1962, the US government launched Operation Ranch Hand, a chemical warfare programme that involved spraying 20 million gallons (76,000 m3) of defoliants and herbicides...
Father and son reemerge from Vietnam jungle after 40 years

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During the Vietnam War, in 1971, a mother and her two children died in a landmine blast that destroyed their home. The surviving and...
Pop culture dictates the American version of the Vietnam War

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For generations born after the Vietnam War (1954-75), the dominant source of information about that war comes from popular culture. There are novels, music,...
Vietnam veteran reunited with his long lost arm

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In October of 1966, Dr. Sam Axelrad amputated the gangrene infected arm of a Vietcong soldier by the name of Nguyen Quang Hung. Hung...