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"50 years later, peace treaty that was supposed to end Vietnam War still haunts my family"
Jan 21, 2023
My father's fellow pilots were shot down a week after the Paris Peace Accords were signed 50 years ago. The crash fed his post-traumatic stress disorder and survivor's guilt endlessly.
By Heather Atherton, USA Today
Recovering a Bombed Past with Sera Koulabdara
Sep 1, 2022
Sera Koulabdara is the Executive Director of Legacies of War. In this episode, Eugene sits down with Sera in the beginning of a three part series with Legacies of War to provide some background on the Laos bombings conducted during the American "Secret War" on Laos and how it resulted in family separation, both for Sera's family and others.
By Eugene Lee, Divided Families Project
Can Cluster Bombs Show Us How To Stop a Nuclear War?
Feb 6, 2023
Despite being banned, anti-personnel landmines and unexploded submunitions still litter fields from Bosnia to Bangladesh. And they’re even being used in Ukraine. Does that mean the treaties that ban their use aren’t working? Experts say the story isn’t so simple.
By Laicie Heeley, Things That Go Boom
"Sera is the first Lao-American to be elected to lead the ban on cluster munitions and landmines"
Jan 23, 2023
Ms. Sera Koulabdara, the head of the Legacies Of War, was recently elected as the Chair of the USCBL-CMC (US Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition)
By Buasawan Simmala, VOA News
"American Secret War Veteran Works Toward a Better Future for Laos"
Nov 11, 2022
Col. Mike Burton makes his first visit back to Laos nearly 50 years after he was deployed to serve in the American Secret War, this time to address the impact and support the clearance of UXO
By Amrita Paul, The Laotian Times
“After War, A New Legacy of Peace in Laos”
Sep 7, 2016
When I was 6 years old, my family fled Laos, a country in Southeast Asia the size of Minnesota. As refugees welcomed by the United States, my parents’ wish for their children was to not look back, but to take every opportunity provided in our new homeland to live a happy, fulfilled life .
By Channapha Khamvongsa, The Medium
“The Fight to Demine Laos”
May 11, 2017
While imagery of the “American War” in Vietnam was being blasted across newspaper front pages, radio stations, and televisions in the U.S., the Nixon administration and the CIA were secretly showering its neighbors, the small, land-locked Laos, and Cambodia, with millions of bombs...
By Claire Knox, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown