Operation Popeye (Project Popeye/Motorpool/Intermediary-<quoted text>
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Compatriot) was a US military cloud seeding operation (running
from March 20, 1967 until July 5, 1972) during the Vietnam war
to extend the monsoon season over Laos , specifically areas of the
Ho Chi Minh Trail. The operation seeded clouds with silver iodide,
resulting in the targeted areas seeing an extension of the
monsoon period an average of 30 to 45 days. As the continuous
rainfall slowed down the truck traffic, it was considered relatively
successful. The 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron carried
out the operation to "make mud, not war." 
The resultant rain and subsequent flooding of the nearby Song
Con River is sometimes blamed for the move of POWs from the
prison camp at Son Tay and therefore, the failure of Operation
Ivory Coast .
Project Popeye was an experiment in increased rainfall through
cloud seeding jointly approved by the U.S. Department of State
and U.S. Department of Defense. The technical aspects of the
experiment were verified by Dr. Donald F. Hornig, Special
Assistant to the President of the United States for Science and
Technology. The government of Laos was not informed of the
project, its methods or its goals.
Robert S. McNamara, U.S. Secretary of Defense, was aware that
there might be objections raised by the international scientific
community but said in a memo to the president that such
objections had not in the past been a basis for prevention of
military activities considered to be in the interests of U.S.
During October 1966, Project Popeye was tested in a strip of the
Laos panhandle east of the Bolovens Plateau in the Se Kong River
valley. The test was conducted by personnel from the Naval
Ordnance Test Station located at China Lake California. Fifty
cloud seeding experiments were conducted with the result that
82% of the clouds produced rain within a brief period after having
been seeded. It was claimed that one of the clouds drifted across
the Vietnam border and dropped nine inches of rain on a US
special forces camp over a four hour period. After the successful
completion of the test phase, Project Popeye transitioned from an
experiment to an operational program of the U.S. Defense