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Tomas van Houtryve International Herald Tribune and The New York Times
"The CIA's Forgotten Soldiers"

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Xang Nou Chue Yang, 53, an ethnic Hmong and a veteran of the CIA Secret War, holds an AK-47 assault rifle while resting along a trail in the jungle of the Vientiane province of Laos on 27 November 2007. Thousands of Hmongs who fought or collaborated with the American CIA until communists took over the country in 1975 remain living hidden in the jungles of Laos


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