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Search and Destroy Mission for the 80 Million “Bombies” in Laos

Categories: East Asia, Laos, History, Politics, War & Conflict

Al Jazeera's 101 East episode tackles [1] the efforts of women workers in Laos to find and destroy unexploded cluster bombs dropped by the United States during the Vietnam War era. The U.S. dropped 260 million bombs in Laos but about 80 million bomblets did not detonate which posed a continuing threat to the lives of millions of Lao residents.