The story behind ARTICLE 22 is one of war and peace. Destruction and reconstruction. Of a sad history turned into a positive future. During the Vietnam conflict, the country of Laos was on the receiving end of a nearly decade-long aerial bombardment intended to halt the spread of communism across Indochina, making it the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. Called the Secret War, more than 250 million bombs were dropped on the country from 1964 to 1973. Of the bombs dropped on the country, one-third of the weapons did not detonate. To this day, these unexploded life-threatening weapons litter Lao farms and fields.