[The Phnom Penh Post reported on 18 March 2014 that an unexploded US bomb from the 1970s had been uncovered in Kandal. This letter was sent to the Post on the same day. Published by the Post on 25 March.]
I do not know the plans for disposing of the old but still deadly 250 kg US bomb found in Kandal (Post, March 18). However, I would like to suggest that, once rendered safe, the bomb be returned to the US government. Perhaps the US government would then reduce by the cost of the bomb the $300 million it claims Cambodia still has to pay in return for the US’s selfless intervention in Cambodian affairs in the 1970s.