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Thursday, July 19th, 2012

A look at UXOs and an interview with Legacies of War

Bombed regions are highlighted in red and yellowWhat's a UXO, anyway? Unexploded Ordinances (UXOs) is a term used to describe military armaments  (bombs,  landmines, hand grenades, bullets, etc.) that were armed and launched with the intent to kill, but which, due to design or malfunction, never detonated.  These "duds" range in all shapes and sizes and while some are clearly bombs,… [Read Full Article]
Global Community,Political Thoughts,Student Community Service
Monday, July 16th, 2012

Reflections on Laos

In March a group of Peace Works Travel World students traveled to Laos, where they visited COPE, an organization that provides prosthetic limbs and orthotic rehabilitation for victims of UXOs (unexploded ordinances). From 1964 to 1973 the US dropped over two million tons of cluster munitions onto Laos. The campaign was part of the CIA's "Secret War," which was intended… [Read Full Article]
Laos Student Trips,Peace Works Travel,Political Thoughts