Laos, Weapon of War.
Weapons of war slowly rust in the moist heat within the heart of the country of Laos. An effort to clean up the country has taken over 20 years. It is said that if you put the first and second world war together and the amount of weapons that where used between these two wars, Laos completely exceeded that. Reports indicate that between 1968 and 1971, B52s carpet-bombed Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in hope of slowing the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) down. In 1971 President Nixon gave the order to send in troops into Laos to stop the supply of weapons that were being transported down the Ho Chi Minh trail. Sanctions that prohibited American boots from setting foot on Laosian soil meant that the Americans had to train the South Vietnamese Army to be combat ready.