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    US President Obama Visits Laos | UK Becomes 2nd Biggest Global Arms Dealer

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    Carolyn Scott, Jack Foster
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    US President Barack Obama visits Laos, we look at the legacy of the “secret war” of 1964-1973 and statistics published by the UK government's Trade and Investment body now put the UK in second place amongst global arms dealers.

    Today’s main stories:  Over the past twenty four hours, Barack Obama became the first ever sitting President to visit Laos, a country which still feels the legacy of US bombing.  Many thousands of unexploded bombs are still buried across the country from the so-called "secret war" of 1964-73. We talk with the chair of the Legacies of War Advisory Board in America, Titus Peachey.

    Also, Campaign Against Arms Trade's Andrew Smith speaks to us on the UK's indiscriminate approach to arms sales after statistics published by the UK government's Trade and Investment body highlighted that Britain is now the second biggest global arms dealer.

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    arms trade, arms, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), FARC, Barack Obama, Columbia, United States, United Kingdom, Latin America, Laos, Saudi Arabia
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