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Laos Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Laos

  • Kissinger-protest-codepink-2
    Activists from the antiwar group CodePink attempted to perform a citizen’s arrest on former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger when he testified on global security challenges at a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting on Thursday. Kissinger served as secretary of state and national security adviser during the Vietnam War under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain lashed out at the protesters and...
    January 30, 2015 | Story
  • Laosbombing
    Fifty years ago this month, the United States began raining down bombs on Laos, in what would become the largest bombing campaign in history. From June 1964 to March 1973, the United States dropped at least two million tons of bombs on the small, landlocked Southeast Asian country. That is the equivalent of one planeload every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years — more than was dropped on Germany and Japan during World War II....
    June 25, 2014 | Story
  • Chomskyscahill
    Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill speaks Friday, May 31st, in New York. He and author Noam Chomsky recently sat down together at Harvard University to discuss Scahill’s groundbreaking new book, "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield."
    May 23, 2013 | Web Exclusive
  • Bombies_laos
    Forty years ago, on March 29, 1973, the "secret" U.S. bombing of Laos ended. The legacy of the war continues to haunt Laos as some 80 million unexploded U.S. bombs remain in Laos. To mark International Day of Mine Awareness, we speak to a Laotian bomb survivor and a leader of an all-women bomb clearance team in Laos. [includes rush transcript]
    April 04, 2013 | Web Exclusive
  • President Bush has appointed Henry Kissinger to head the new so-called 'independent' commission to investigate September 11.
    November 28, 2002 | Story
  • This week US bombers and warplanes began dropping cluster bombs near front line Taliban troops in Afghanistan. On Monday US attacks killed eight people near the village of Heart, one of whom died after picking up an unexploded"bomblet" left behind by a cluster bomb. The UN and humanitarian groups have urged the US to stop dropping the devastating weapons, and some have called for international laws to outlaw their use.
    October 26, 2001 | Story
  • Over the past few weeks, Democracy Now! has covered the developments of the CNN sarin nerve gas story that charged that the United States government used sarin nerve gas on American defectors and others during the secret war in Laos. Today Democracy Now! turns to another story of the U.S. government targeting so-called defectors during the Vietnam War. It’s the story of a U.S. Colonel whose job during the war was to organize...
    August 05, 1998 | Story
  • Over the past few weeks, we have done a number of shows on the CNN story that charged that the U.S. military used sarin gas on American defectors during the secret war in Laos. New allegations have emerged that the United States maintained an active chemical weapons program in Panama for 40 years and conducted chemical weapons tests there beginning in 1941.
    July 31, 1998 | Story
  • We’ve heard a lot over the past few weeks about the retraction, the reprimands, the firings and the resignation stemming from the CNN/Time Magazine piece charging the U.S. military used sarin gas on its own troops during the Vietnam War. But what about the substance of the piece? What about the serious charges that the military used sarin gas during its covert war in Laos and that it used the gas on its own troops? We are joined now by...
    July 10, 1998 | Story