During the Vietnam war between 1964 and 1973 there were more than 580,000 US bombing missions in the skies of Laos.
A staggering 270 million bombs were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam war.
BBC'S Fergal Keane on Marian Finucane's RTE Radio 1 programme yesterday spoke about his work in conflict zones.
He wondered if the pilots who dropped all the ordnance would only park their planes and come back, visit the places where they bombed and saw the human misery they cause.
In an interview today US President Donal Trump referred to the "beautiful military equipment' that the US makes.