Vietnam still suffering from scars of American war

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Vietnam still suffering from scars of America war 1

The legacy of the war in Vietnam for many ordinary Vietnamese is the horror of dioxin poisoning that has affected an estimated three to four million people over the past 40 years.

Agent Orange was used by U.S. forces to kill large areas of jungle where they believed the Viet Cong were hiding.

But the herbicides did much more, causing cancers and birth defects in some of those exposed…and in their children and grandchildren.

To date, the US government refuses to accept any liability for this enduring legacy of the American War.

CCTV’s Tony Cheng reports.

Vietnam still suffering from scars of American war

Vietnam still suffering from scars of American war

Agent Orange was used by U.S. forces to kill large areas of jungle where they believed the Viet Cong were hiding.