America’s Bombs Are Still Exploding in Laos
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
When the United States finished bombing Laos back in the early 1970s, it left behind an estimated 80 million unexploded bombs. They are still exploding, maiming an average of 300 people a year in the sparsely populated country. What horrors will our current adventures bring decades from now?
American planes attacked North Vietnamese supply routes through Laos, including the Ho Chi Minh Trail, trying to stop the spread of communism.
They made Laos, per capita, the most bombed country in history.
Every year, an average of 300 people are killed or maimed by these bomblets, including many children.