Laos - Land of the Bomb (22 images)

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Between 1964 and 1973 America waged a secret war on the remote, land-locked nation of Laos in an attempt to block supplies from North Vietnam flowing along the Ho Chi Minh trail into South Vietnam and to support Laotian government forces fighting against communist Pathet Lao rebels. Over two million tons of high explosive rained down from bomber raids launched on average once every eight
minutes, of this as much as one third failed to detonate.

Now, 35 years after the end...
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