admittedly, i'm a bit late on this one. i've been busy with some blogging elsewhere (related to the presidential election,) but this has been on my radar for a while now.
secretary of state hillary clinton visited Laos this past month, and in doing so, she pledged that the united states will support the ongoing efforts of bomb removal. the usa is spending 9 million this year towards the efforts.
but this is a great first step to our nation taking responsibility for the legacies of our clandestine war 40 years ago. read this blog for an excellent look at that legacy and its consequences:
and of course, legacies of war website has great content as well:
here are two articles from (ny times and bbc) about clinton's visit: