This was the United States' "secret war" in Laos. As you can see:
the Laotian civilian population is still paying for all of this military excitement. It's easier to be a rabidly super-patriotic flag-waver if you don't trouble yourself with these little details.
The most spectacular dustup came at Long Tieng and Skyline Ridge, in northern Laos.
From the Wayback Machine:
Pulling the safety wires on external Mk 82 500 pound GP bombs
M117 750 pound GP's, internal stores
072, a B-52D, loaded and nearly ready to launch on a strike near Long Tieng. 072 was the second ship of Copper cell - call sign Copper 2.
Copper 1, seen from Copper 2, en route to Long Tieng. B-52's flew in 3-ship cells, with the 1st on the attack axis centerline, and the other two displaced 500 feet laterally either side. They would be stepped 500 feet in altitude, and in trail by either 1 mile or 2 miles, depending on mission parameters.
Munitions area at U-Tapao RTAB. By this time in the war, we were launching a good many BUFFs from this base on the Gulf of Siam, rather than from Guam or Kadena.
Another shot of the munitions area, with the main runway beyond