U.S. to increase aid to clear unexploded bombs in Laos

January 25, 2016 7:35 AM

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U.S. to increase aid to clear unexploded bombs in Laos

VIENTIANE, Laos — Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday that the United States is considering increasing financial aid to help Laos clear the countryside of unexploded ordnance left over from the Vietnam War more than four decades ago.

Speaking with reporters at the end of a one-day stop in the impoverished, Communist-run country, Kerry said no final figure has been determined, but discussions are underway to increase it.

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