Southeast Asia suffered significantly following multiple bombing campaigns throughout the region during the Indochina Wars of the 1960s and 1970s. During the extensive bombing campaigns of the Vietnam War, the United States and allies dropped over 7.5 million tons of munitions on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Nearly one-third of all U.S. cluster munitions failed to detonate. As a result, unexploded ordnance (UXO) continue to negatively affect lives and livelihoods in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. To combat the danger posed by UXO, the United States partners with governments and NGOs to survey and clear affected areas. DipNote»

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future