In combat, lives can be erased in an instant. Military men and women accept that as a given. But what if peril stalks them as civilians, long after the guns have fallen silent? As the years pass, does the nation bear an abiding obligation to them when they find they face death on the installment plan?
The Vietnam War Is Still Killing People
Agent Orange - HISTORY
On 21 April , Easter Sunday, three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings. Later that day, there were smaller explosions at a housing complex in Dematagoda and a guest house in Dehiwala. According to Sri Lankan government officials, all seven of the suicide bombers in the attacks were Sri Lankan citizens associated with National Thowheeth Jama'ath , a local militant Islamist group with suspected foreign ties, previously known for attacks against Buddhists and Sufis. The NTJ had been stockpiling explosives at least since January   . The LTTE was defeated in in its effort to violently seize control of the northern and eastern coasts of the island from the Sinhalese ethnic majority to create an independent Tamil state. The main religions in Sri Lanka are Buddhism
Agent Orange is a herbicide and defoliant chemical, one of the "tactical use" Rainbow Herbicides. It is widely known for its use by the U. In addition to its damaging environmental effects, traces of dioxin mainly TCDD , the most toxic of its type  found in the mixture have caused major health problems for many individuals who were exposed. Up to four million people in Vietnam were exposed to the defoliant.
Helicopters were widely used for the first time in Korea to move troops and equipment. They were not used in World War II. In Vietnam, helicopters were used for the first time on a large scale as an instrument of war. Their thwoketa-thwoketa rumble was nearly always in the air. Helicopters were used to quickly move in troops and carry away the injured.