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The U.S. and Iran have a long and fraught history, including the 1979 hostage crisis in Tehran. Dr. Michael Khaghany, a retired cardio thoracic surgeon in Kalamazoo, and native of Iran says Iranians don’t trust the U.S. or British governments. He says that’s because they helped orchestrate a coup against Prime Minster Mohammad Moassdegh in 1953. 


U.S. Navy patrol boats carrying journalists to see damaged oil tankers leaves a U.S. Navy 5th Fleet base near Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
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Tension between the United States and Iran is nothing new. It goes back decades. Dr. Michael Khaghany, a retired cardio thoracic surgeon in Kalamazoo says it can be traced back to 1953. Khaghany, a native or Iran says the CIA led coup in Iraq has left “a bad taste in the Iranian psyche.”


President Bush, center, greets Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, left, during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Thursday, March 29, 2007, awarding the Tuskegee Airmen with Congressional Gold Medals. AP Photo by Susan Walsh
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A former Tuskegee airman says he and his fellow pilots suffered discrimination from their white counter parts, but ultimately proved they were as good as anyone else in protecting the country During World War II. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson will speak at an event at the Air Zoo Friday night. 


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Presidents will say “The state of the union is strong” at some point during their address to Congress. Bill Hartung says the state of the “military industrial complex” is strong as well.


Move Over Uber - The Army's Testing Driverless Vehicles

Nov 15, 2017
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The day of the driverless car is coming - quickly. Autonomous vehicles have caught the attention of Uber, Google, and other companies. Now, you can add the U.S. military to that list. It hopes driverless vehicles will help save lives on the battlefield. Kevin Lavery at WKAR in East Lansing reports on a recent truck convoy test in Michigan for Great Lakes Today


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