Like everywhere Uncle (Satan) Sam shows up a horrendous legacy of Death, Destruction, Misery and Suffering is inflicted and also left behind.
Suffering which endures and never ends, suffering which maims, kills, poisons, pollutes, induces cancer and birth defects, silently and insidiously, sometimes with a bang ripping off the legs of a child or those of a peasant farmer!
Laos is no different to North Korea, Afghanistan, Central America, MENA i.e. Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc, the Ukraine, or any other War Zone the US created to enforce its hegemony and keep vassal puppets in power so they can exploit, rape and plunder.
Does the US ever make amends, take responsibility, clean up, pay reparations or apologize?
Obama: "Here’s my bottom line: America must always lead on the world stage, if we don’t, no one else will. The military that you have joined is, and always will be, the backbone of that leadership."
No matter with how much benevolence you look at this statement; it is the hateful rant of a delusional madman, the mindset of a deranged Terrorist!
On another occasion he opined: “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.”
Indeed, exceptional to the extreme, but not in the positive sense he so delusionally believes!
It gives insight into the psyche of American Leadership from Truman to Reagan, from Nixon to Obama, from Johnson to Clinton; it is the same mentality which has led to the US perpetually being the most egregious War Criminal and perpetrator of Crimes against Humanity on a scale unmatched in modern history!