A U.S. military investigation has cleared the U.S. forces of wrongdoing in fighting that left 33 civilians dead and 27 others wounded last year in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, saying that they acted in self-defense.

"To defend themselves and Afghan forces, U.S. forces returned fire in self-defense at Taliban who were using civilian houses as firing positions," according to the U.S. military report published Thursday.

In Syria, thousands of civilians are fleeing eastern Aleppo as pro-government forces advance on rebel-held territory.

The city has been divided between the regime-held west and rebel-controlled east since 2012. Now, as The Two-Way reported Sunday, government forces are pushing to split the rebel-held territory in half.


Columbus is known for its high number of military veterans.  The Library of Congress wants to collect and preserve more service related stories as part of its Veterans History Project.

Presidential Nominees Foreign Policy

Sep 8, 2016
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The next U.S. commander in chief will be faced with making tough calls on national security, the military and foreign policy. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton says her experience has prepared her to take on the role. Republican nominee Donald Trump argues threats to the nation require someone who is willing to use force, while also putting an end to nation-building strategies. 

U.S. Navy

A Navy SEAL from Ohio who helped rescue an American hostage in Afghanistan will be the nation's next Medal of Honor recipient when he accepts the award from President Obama on Monday.

Women in the Military

Dec 8, 2015
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently announced that starting in 2016, women will be eligible for all positions within the Armed Forces. Depending on the outcome of a federal lawsuit challenging male-only registration, the decision to allow women in all combat roles could lead to a draft requirement. Join us this hour for a discussion about the impact this will have on the military and what comes next.

Experience Of Military Veterans Valued By Ohio Employers

Nov 11, 2015

Communities around the state are holding events to honor veterans.   Many Ohio businesses are helping military members in the long term.

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A Newark man who police say had a collection of explosives when he was arrested has pleaded guilty to a count of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance. 

U.S. Army

An Ohio soldier faces a military trial on charges of killing another soldier while they were deployed in Jordan.

Veterans and PTSD: The Latest Therapies

May 22, 2014

11:00 Two million veterans have returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and 1 in 5 have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental illness that can turn their lives into nightmares.  The need for effective therapies is dire, and unaided by allegations of Veterans Administration misconduct.  This hour we’ll explore the latest in PTSD therapies, and how veterans and clinicians are working to fight this post-war battle. Guests:

11:00 It's been over 40 years since the US ended the draft and adopted an all-volunteer military. Since then, the country has fought in the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. Some have questioned the effectiveness of the force, but alternatives seem equally problematic. We'll examine the current system, and ways to keep it both fair and strong. Guests

Combat Roles: Women in the Military

May 17, 2013

10:00 This Wednesday marked the deadline by which all branches of the US military had to submit plans to end gender-based exclusion.  But now the hard work begins: developing gender-neutral standards so women can qualify for combat positions. This hour of all sides, we'll discuss the impact of women in combat, and whether an equal playing field is possible. Guests

Women in Military Combat

Feb 21, 2013

10:00 The Pentagon has lifted its ban on women serving in military combat positions. Proponents of the decision argue it will strengthen our defenses; opponents see it as a distraction at best and a liability at worst. Guests

  • Tanya Biank,  journalist and author of "UNDAUNTED: The Real Story of America’s Service Women in Today’s Military"
  • Phyllis Schlafly, conservative activist, author, and founder of the Eagle Forum
  • Jennifer Hlad, reporter for Stars and Stripes

11:00 This week, the Department of Defense ended its 18 year "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that has banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. The policy has removed more than 13,000 men and women from the military over the years. On the show, we'll hear about how the military plans to implement the changes and we'll talk to a retired service member who was forced to hide his sexual orientation during his time at the military. Guests:

Arms Reduction / Quran Burning

Sep 9, 2010

The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) and nuclear threat reduction, with Center for Arms Control senior military fellow lieutenant general Robert Gard and former Strategic Command (STRATCOM) deputy commander lieutenant general Dirk Jameson.