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Hmong veterans of Vietnam War seek burial rights in military cemetaries

Thousands of Hmong people in southeast Asia fought for the CIA in the Vietnam War. Tens of thousands of Hmong, including many vets, have since moved to the United States. Despite their service, though, they're not eligible for a military burial. Pending legislation in the Minnesota House asks Congress and the President to change the law to accommodate them.

U.S. launches program to clean up Vietnam-era Agent Orange contamination

The United States used millions of gallons of Agent Orange herbicide across Vietnam during the war there, in an effort to destroy the foliage that was giving its enemies cover. But, in the process, it contaminated the soil with dioxin and other chemicals that have persisted and continue to cause birth defects and health problems to this day.