Postcard: Xieng Khouang

Cedillo, Arantxa
January 2011
Time International (Atlantic Edition);1/10/2011, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p3
The article discusses the risks of dangerous old U.S. weapons, or ordnance, in the Xieng Khouang province of Laos. Topics include the U.S. bombing in the 1960s and 1970s during the Vietnam War, statistics of death and injury caused by active cluster bombs, and uses of the scraps for decoration, in exchange for money, and for business enterprises. Also included are efforts of Laotians to raise awareness and remove the deadly explosives.


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