Monday, December 17, 2007

Ongoing Wreck of War

Tomas Van Houtryve for the International Herald Tribune

This is a heartbreaking story about a Hmong group who were hired by the CIA in Laos and were promptly abandoned at the end of the Vietnam War. They've been struggling to survive against hunger and the Lao military in the Laotian jungles ever since.

It's worth remembering that war always runs deep.

1 comment:

MT said...

There's a substantial Hmong immigrant community in the United States--including a former general arrested this year for a plot to overthrow the leadership of Laos. So I think the United States must have helped at least some of their Vietnam-era Hmong helpers.