One Key To Executive Power Is Its Secrecy and Deception by Fred Branfman

Plain of Jars, Laos

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by Fred Branfman
Writer, Dandelion Salad
originally published on Alternet, July 18, 2013
August 12, 2013

I learned firsthand about the realities of executive branch power 40 years ago, when I discovered that a handful of U.S. executive leaders from both political parties, liberals and conservatives, had secretly destroyed the 700-year-old Plain of Jars civilization in northern Laos without congressional or public knowledge, let alone consent.

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