The Truth and Lies Issue
Powerful Photos of What Was Left Behind by America's Secret War in Laos
In her series, Operation Palace Dog, photographer Sadie Wechsler looks for ways to capture the veiled impact of American power in Laos.
The Laotians Clearing Their Country of America's Unexploded Bombs
During the so-called "Secret War," the US dropped more than 2 million tons of ordnance on Laos—that's the equivalent to a planeload of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years.
Stephen M. Bland
Laos Is Still Under Attack from Its Secret War
Every day, a team of 20 women wake up knowing the jobs they have to go to could get them blown to smithereens: unexploded American cluster bombs dropped during the secret war in Laos could detonate at any moment as they clear dangerous landmines from...