Laos

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Group.png Laos   SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
Location Laos ASEAN.svg
Flag of Laos.svg
Capital cityVientiane
LocationAsia
Typenation 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]

 

Ambassadors to Laos

Nation stateStartDescription
Ambassador to Laos
US/Ambassador to LaosAugust 1950

 

Events

EventDescription
Phoenix ProgramA clandestine CIA research project into the use of terror as a means of social control. Techhniques from South East Asia, were later developed in Latin America
Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War was a proxy war lead by US that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from December 1956 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. Millions of people were killed, mostly Vietnamese. JFK was assassinated soon after declaring his intent to withdraw US troops. The war helped the CIA to refine its methods of illegal drug trafficking, torture and the like.


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"