General Vang Pao is greeted by members of the Laotian and Hmong community during a 1999 event in Sacramento, Calif. The 2007 U.S. arrest of the late Hmong leader hurt him, but it did wonders for U.S.-Lao relations, classified State Department cables show.
General Vang Pao is greeted by members of the Laotian and Hmong community during a 1999 event in Sacramento, Calif. The 2007 U.S. arrest of the late Hmong leader hurt him, but it did wonders for U.S.-Lao relations, classified State Department cables show. Jay Mather/Sacramento Bee/MCT
General Vang Pao is greeted by members of the Laotian and Hmong community during a 1999 event in Sacramento, Calif. The 2007 U.S. arrest of the late Hmong leader hurt him, but it did wonders for U.S.-Lao relations, classified State Department cables show. Jay Mather/Sacramento Bee/MCT

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