Agent Orange devastates generations of Vietnamese

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped millions of gallons of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant, on Vietnam in an attempt to remove the jungle used for cover by communist forces.

Decades later, civilians still suffer the consequences. Dioxin still lurks in Vietnam’s soil, causing deformities which are passed on from generation to generation.

Worldfocus correspondent Mark Litke and producer Ara Ayer travel to Vietnam and witness the devastating effects the toxin has left behind.

For more information on efforts to aid the victims of Agent Orange, visit the Vietnam Friendship Village.

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1 comment

    • Temmoku on January 17, 2009 at 12:05 am

    (nor Dem) culpability or responsibility for what we have done there….the after-effects are going to be with us for generations….similar to the after-effects of DDT spraying…I remember the dead bird laying on the sidewalks in the 50s. The great and holy nation of the USA will never be guilty of a war crime or a crime against humanity no matter how much evidence is brought forward…

    Even toxic waste spills and chemical/biological tests on citizens are necessary and  guiltless…

    Wait till it spreads…..how many generations? Like the spread of AIDS   We are fucked.

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