Visit legaciesofwar.org to find out more about the American bombings of Laos during the Vietnam War. As touched on in our earlier post, American armed forces dropped almost as many tonnes of explosives on Laos in the Vietnam War as were dropped in all of Europe and Asia in the WW2.
Legacies of War is an American-based advocacy group that’s mission is to raise awareness of the American bombing of Laos and to petition the U.S. government to increase funding toward the removal of UXOs (unexploded bombs) in Laos. UXOs routinely kill and maim people in Laos every year – 20,000 people have been killed or injured by UXOs since the bombing ceased. They are about the size of tennis balls and contaminate about 1/3 of all the land in Laos.