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News Laos » History: Laos sees marked shift in tourist appeal

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Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Traces of the Lao involvement in the so-called "American war" in Indochina -- the caves of Viengxay, the Plain of Jars and the former CIA airfield of Long Cheng -- all have potential to attract those interested in history. But perhaps the biggest challenge ...

News Laos » History: An accord on Laos is reached

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Publication date: onday 22 July 2013

Avoiding a Cold War showdown, the United States and the Soviet Union sign an agreement guaranteeing a free and neutral Laos. While the agreement ended the “official” roles of both nations in the Laotian civil war, covert assistance from both Russia and ...

News Laos » History: Lao film industry finding its feet on international stage

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The $250,000 production – only the 13th feature film in the country’s history – didn’t just strike a nerve with local audiences, it also became the first movie that Laos has submitted to the Academy Awards. Prior to 1975, film was virtually non ...

News Laos » History: Sarawak-born Gloria creates history

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Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

He had also served as the Malaysian ambassador to North Korea from 2015 to 2017 and had served in various capacities in Thailand, Zimbabwe, Canada and Laos. Chitra Devi, who will be the Malaysian ambassador to Poland, was the Malaysian ambassador to Timor ...

News Laos » History: Laos: Barack Obama regrets 'biggest bombing in history'

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Publication date: uesday 06 September 2016

The bombs, as one Laotian recalled, "fell like rain", US President Barack Obama said on a visit to Laos, a first for any sitting US president. "Given our history here, I believe that the United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heal," he said.

News Laos » History: Weather Authority Forecast For Saturday, February 24th at 9am

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Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The Air Force has officially identified remains found in Laos that belong to a Goldsboro native who was ... the 101st U.S. gold medal in Winter Olympics history. A female driver was immediately apprehended at 17th and E Streets, the U.S. Secret Service ...

News Laos » History: History of Laos’ secret war – and the way it transformed the CIA – reveals a sobering legacy

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Publication date: uesday 31 January 2017

America was never officially at war in Laos, but its bombing of the Southeast Asian country in the 1960s and 70s was so intense that it averaged one planeload of bombs dropping every eight minutes for a full decade. In 1969 alone, the United States dropped ...

News Laos » History: My father fought the CIA's secret war in Laos

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Publication date: hursday 14 December 2017

If we refuse to identify with actors in history, we will never learn its lessons. "No-one is righteous," Xing Yang told us before we left. "And God also knows what we're thinking in our hearts." I set out to learn what my father did in Laos, but the ...

News Laos » History: In Laos, Clinton's chance to undo lethal legacy

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Publication date: Wednesday 11 July 2012

One ton of bombs was dropped for every person in Laos at the time, making the nation the most heavily bombed per capita in history. The "Secret War," not formally authorized by Congress and in violation of international accords, sought to halt Communist ...

News Laos » History: Tourist Hubs That Show the Horrifically Human Side to War

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

At its most powerful, the exhibits capture America’s plodding legacy in Vietnam — like the unexploded ordnance that still make Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos minefields ... This allows visitors to connect with the history on a personal level and perhaps ...