A Buddhist monk poses next to decommissioned bombs dropped by the US during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos. Photo: Reuters A Buddhist monk poses next to decommissioned bombs dropped by the US during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos. Photo: Reuters
A Buddhist monk poses next to decommissioned bombs dropped by the US during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos. Photo: Reuters

US ramps up bomb clearance money to Laos during historic Obama visit

Obama is the first sitting US president to set foot in Laos, where for nine years the US conducted a punishing, covert bombing campaign in an effort to cut off communist forces in neighbouring Vietnam

A Buddhist monk poses next to decommissioned bombs dropped by the US during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos. Photo: Reuters A Buddhist monk poses next to decommissioned bombs dropped by the US during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos. Photo: Reuters
A Buddhist monk poses next to decommissioned bombs dropped by the US during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos. Photo: Reuters
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