Nature: Bombing is to attack with a destructive device containing explosive or incendiary material or gas by throwing, firing from heavy guns, dropping from an aircraft or placing in position.
Incidence: From 1962 to 1973 USA aircraft dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos, a country of less than 3 million people. This represented more than $1.44 million a day. The total amount exceeded that dropped by USA forces in all theatres during World War II. It has been alleged that Laos was used as a research and development laboratory to test new munition systems.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 12.03.1999 – 00:00 CET