vietnam war

space weather

A Giant Sun Storm During the Vietnam War Likely Exploded Dozens of Mines

“The extreme space weather events of early August 1972 had significant impact on the US Navy, which have not been widely reported.”
Becky Ferreira
11.8.18
war

How a Secret CIA Cell Fucked with Vietnam War Deserters

Spies who infiltrated antiwar radicals in Sweden helped spark fears of brainwashing and devotion to apocalyptic cults. 50 years later, we're still living with the aftermath.
Seth Ferranti
1.25.18
Laos

In Laos, People Are Recycling Bombs from the Vietnam War into Jewelry

Local artisans and two women with very different connections to the bombings in Laos have come together to clear contaminated land and improve the local economy.
Hadley Cooper
1.11.18
Laos

The Laotians Clearing Their Country of America's Unexploded Bombs

The wounds of a secret war.
Stephen M. Bland
7.10.17
Art

A Painted Vietnam Helicopter Is Providing PTSD Therapy for Veterans

Steve Maloney turned a "Huey" helicopter into a traveling art installation aiding veterans.
Andrew Nunes
10.16.16
Art

All This Will Happen, More or Less: A Kurt Vonnegut Opera Debuts in Indiana This Month

Here's a little-known fact: the 'Cat’s Cradle' and 'Slaughterhouse Five' author wrote an opera in the weeks leading up to his death. Now, 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June' makes its long-awaited debut.
Kara Weisenstein
9.10.16
war

Inside the US Effort to Clear Millions of Vietnam-Era Bombs in Laos

In some of Laos's impoverished rural villages, bomb craters have left the earth resembling the surface of the moon. The effort to clear Laos of war-era bombs goes on.
R. W. McMorrow
9.7.16
Stuff

A Brief History of Meth

How an experimental asthma remedy became one of the world's most feared drugs.
Julian Morgans
10.22.15
Travel

The Laotians Clearing Their Country of America's Unexploded Bombs

During the so-called "Secret War," the US dropped more than 2 million tons of ordnance on Laos—that's the equivalent to a planeload of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years.
Stephen M. Bland
6.1.15
Stuff

​The US Military Euthanized or Abandoned Thousands of Their Own Canine Soldiers at the End of the Vietnam War

After the war ended, the US military marked their dogs as "expendable surplus equipment," leaving them to the South Vietnamese or euthanizing them.
Josiah Hesse
5.24.15
Stuff

In the Jungle with the Montagnards, Vietnam's Persecuted Indigenous Minority

I met with a group preparing to cross the Cambodian border in an attempt to make it to the UN office in Phnom Penh.
Clothilde Le Coz
4.23.15
Sothern Exposure

My Summer at Fantastic Caverns, Missouri's Drive-Through Cave

It's 1966, and I develop photos of tourists in a leaky darkroom and sell them for a buck each and hope they don't fade before the people drive away.
Scot Sothern
10.27.14
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