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War Legacy Haunts Vietnam, US Relations

Government officials from the U.S. and Vietnam attended a ceremony Saturday marking the next stage in the cleanup process of one of the Vietnam War's deadliest legacies - Agent Orange. The herbicide was sprayed by the U.S. military as a defoliant to destroy jungle cover for communist troops. Its unintended but highly toxic byproduct, dioxin, has been linked to diseases such as diabetes, cancer and birth defects. The $84 million project, officially launched in 2012, aims to clean up...

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