Operation Popye

By Anupum Pant

In the year 1966, the Vietnam war was in full swing and back then the US was doing things you’d only think would happen in science fiction, even today. Controlling weather – bringing the power of nature to the battlefield.

The operation Popye involved planes dropping huge amounts of silver iodide crystals into the clouds to seed them. That’d create rain, more than what naturally happens in that area.

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