The internet is a big place. There’s so much to read and watch and listen to that it can be overwhelming. We all have those stories that we start, get distracted for one reason or another, and promise ourselves we’ll finish later. Well, if any of those stories were on Paleofuture, here’s your second chance!
From 1968 until 1973, the US military spent about $1 billion a year on a new computer-powered initiative intended to end the war in Vietnam. It went by many names over the years — including Practice Nine, Muscle Shoals, Illinois City and Dye Marker. But today it’s most commonly known as Operation Igloo White.
Back in 1970, a Viet Cong sniper began shooting at a U.S. Army camp. Unsure of his location, the troops unleashed a barrage of fire that turned the hillside into a veritable hellstorm. Now, four decades later, Vietnam War veteran and photographer James Hensinger has released the incredible images he took that night.