I was reading up on Obama's attempts to broker a ceasefire in the Syrian war with Vladimir Putin, before heading off to Laos for the first visit by a US President since the Vietnam War. I read the following.... Emphasis mine. I thought that was a typo. But no. It turns out we really did drop that many bombs on Laos during the undeclared air campaign. The problem: More than 30,000 people have been killed in Laos since the end of the war by these unexploded bomblets. There are still approximately 78 million pieces of unexploded ordinance littering the countryside. And they cause more than 400 casualties each year. Dozens of Laotian schoolkids are killed each year by American bombs. We need to do something about that.