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Professor's son recalls MSU’s entanglement with the CIA during Vietnam War

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The Larry Nassar scandal is not the first time Michigan State University has been embroiled in a national controversy.

More than 50 years ago, the school became linked with America's war in Vietnam.

Seattle-based writer Eric Scigliano is well -acquainted with that scandal. His father, Robert Scigliano, was a MSU political science professor who took part in a Michigan State operation in Vietnam.

Eric Scigliano wrote a piece for Politico titled "The University That Launched a CIA Front Operation in Vietnam.” He joined Stateside to discuss MSU’s activity in South Vietnam prior to the Vietnam War, the CIA’s connections to the MSU program, and the program's undoing and subsequent blowback for the university.

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