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U.S., Vietnam to Study Unexploded Ordnance

In the latest sign of warming relations between the United States and Vietnam, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and the Vietnamese government agree to begin what may become the first nationwide survey of the bombs, mines and other munitions left over from the war. Ordnance from the conflict has killed an estimated 38,000 Vietnamese since 1975. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.

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Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.