Throughout Vang Pao’s residence in the U.S., the Hmong leader diplomatically opposed human rights violations by the communist government of Laos against the Hmong. In 2001, Vang Pao began to moderate this position, publicly advocating normalization of U.S.-Laotian relations in hope of alleviating the human rights abuses by the Laotian government against the indigenous Hmong people. In 2006 Vang Pao attended the Fifth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues succeeding in the relocation of thousands of Hmong rather than repatriation.
Walking with General Vang Pao
An Illustration of His Remarkable Life
by Noah Vang (click on book cover to order)
“General Vang Pao was one of the greatest military commanders during the Secret War in Laos, from 1960 to 1975."
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Rare Photograph Collection of General Vang Pao provided by David Lee
VP early days with the French
Jerry "Hog" Daniels and VP