iraq rss icon

Ohio State graduate promoted to Brigadier General

12:00AM
September
15, 2008

A 1983 Ohio State graduate pinned on another star Friday to become a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. General Jeff Smith helps lead nearly 20,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq along the Syrian, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait borders. WOSU spoke with Smith who is in Iraq. The general’s primary duties deal with reconstruction and economic activities in a part of Iraq that is one-and-a-half times the size of Ohio. Click on the listen icon to hear the extended interview.

Ohio National Guard prepares for deployment

12:00AM
January
2, 2008

The Ohio National Guard is preparing for its largest single unit deployment since World War Two. 1600 guard members from Ohio and 950 from Michigan begin active duty this week and are headed to Kuwait to support troops in Iraq.

Iraqi journalist finds refuge in Columbus

12:00AM
November
30, 2007

Refugees International describes the displacement of Iraqis from their home country as the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. More than 16-hundred Iraqis have come to the United States in the last year, and 14 of them are now in Ohio.

Poll: Ohioans Split Over Iraq

12:00AM
November
15, 2007

Registered voters across Ohio are deeply divided over the war in Iraq and what the United States should do.

Local Store Sends Smoothies to Soldiers

12:00AM
November
5, 2007

One local soldier serving in Iraq is getting a cold surpise in the mail. A local Smoothie King is sending 100 smoothies for his entire infantry to enjoy.

9/11 Remembrances, Rhetoric, Leave Ohioans Unswayed

12:00AM
September
15, 2007

Attitudes about the war in Iraq seem to be little changed by the events of the past week. Hearings in Congress, the 9/11 anniversary and Thursday night’s address by President Bush don’t seemed to have caused central Ohioans to rethink their positions.

Voinovich: Bush should redefine mission in Iraq

N/A
12:00AM
September 14, 2007

Last night in his presidential address, President Bush announced a reduction of troops in Iraq. Ohio US senator George Voinovich was in Chillicothe today where he toured the Chillicothe Veterans’ Medical Center. He says the legacy of the Bush administration relies on developing a comprehensive plan that would gradually end the war.

Listen to Voinovich’s complete statement

N/A
12:00AM
September 14, 2007

US Senator George Voinovich still wants President Bush to set a deadline for troop withdrawal. But Voinovich says he will not vote for a deadline if asked to.

Brown calls for troop withdrawal within one year

N/A
12:00AM
September 13, 2007

In his address to the nation, President Bush called for an enduring presence of US troops in Iraq. But US Senator Sherrod Brown (D) of Ohio says Iraq is not becoming more stable, and troops should come home within a year.

U.S. Senator George Voinovich says it’s time to move out troops from Iraq

N/A
12:00AM
July 9, 2007

In an unusual move, two Republican U.S. Senators recently called for troop withdrawal from Iraq. One of those is Ohio Senator George Voinovich.