In Laos, American Vietnam-era cluster bombs still pose grave threat

December 5, 2011

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(AP/David Longstreath)
A 2-year-old girl uses a cluster bomb casing to bathe in the northeast province of Houaphan, Laos.

In Laos, unexploded cluster bombs dropped by the U.S. during the Vietnam War still pose real danger to civilians, including children and poor farmers.

Titus Peachey is director of peace education for the Mennonite Central Committee. He's worked extensively in Laos to help villagers remove U.S. cluster bombs from their farmland. Titus tells Worldview about the mess that remains after a war with cluster bombs.