Laos

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Group.png Laos   SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
Location Laos ASEAN.svg
Flag of Laos.svg
Capital city
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Vientiane|“Vientiane”]]
Location Asia
Type nation state

Laos is a nation state in South East Asia.

Vietnam War

Full article: Vietnam War

Drug production

Opium was grown by tens of thousands of Hmong in Laos. It was later processed into heroin before being shipped out on CIA-protected Air America planes.[1]

Bombing

From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions - equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24-hours a day, for 9 years – making Laos the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. [2]

 

Events

EventDate
Phoenix Program1965 - 1972
Vietnam WarDecember 1956 - 30 April 1975


References

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/03/opinion/03iht-edlarry.html
  2. Secret War in Laos - Washington-based and UN Funded "Legacies of War"