November 16, 2015
By Suzanne Maher
OPERATION POPEYE – WEATHER WARFARE IN THE VIETNAM WAR
Short you tube video which briefly summarizes one of the earlier documented cases of weather modification which was in the Vietnam War. The trade routes were flooded out in the Ho Chi Minh Trail by the U.S Military to extend the Monsoon season. This cloud seeding was to create landslides along roadways, soften road surfaces, wash out river crossings at this center of gravity of the North Vietnamese. This operation was denied and later admitted to by the Pentagon with a budget of over $20 million dollars.
The ENMOD Treaty ( Environmental Modification Techniques) was a treaty ratified in 1979 by President Carter after this revelation, which was essentially a prohibition regarding the deployment of environmental weapons on humans and was only to be used for peaceful purposes.