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    Museum Audio Tour 31: Modern Flight Gallery: SEA War Over the Fence - Laos

    Museum Audio Tour 31: Modern Flight Gallery: SEA War Over the Fence - Laos

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    DAYTON, OH, UNITED STATES

    12.31.1969

    Audio by NMUSAF PA 

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    In 1954, the Geneva Peace Accords established Laos as an independent state led by the Royal Lao government. Shortly thereafter, opposing groups, including the North Vietnamese-supported communist Pathet Lao, started a civil war. The U.S. sent a small number of advisors to assist the Royal Lao government. A 1962 peace treaty signed by the U.S., Soviet Union, North Vietnam and other nations, ended the fighting and declared Laos a neutral country. The treaty also called for the withdrawal of foreign forces. Although the U.S. pulled out its advisors, North Vietnam continued to send troops into the country. The war in Laos broke out again with a communist offensive across the Plain of Jars in spring of 1964. Furthermore, the North Vietnamese continued using the Laotian Panhandle to supply insurgents in South Vietnam — thereby tying Laos into the struggle for South Vietnam.

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    AUDIO INFO

    Date Taken: 12.31.1969
    Date Posted: 09.02.2015 13:24
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 41941
    Filename: 1509/DOD_102704323.mp3
    Length: 00:00:58
    Album Museum Audio Tour
    Track # 31
    Location: DAYTON, OH, US 

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