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Part #1: Mitch Green served in the U.S. Army from 2001 to 2007 and in Afghanistan most of 2004. As a result of his deployment he suffers PTSD. He is a grad student in economics at UMKC. In his presentation he shares his personal experiences and discusses the impact of the war on U.S. troops.

On March 19, 2012, the ninth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war the American Friends Service Committee organized the community forum "Legacies of the Iraq War /Lessons for U.S.'s Iran Policy" at UMKC, Kansas City, MO. Panel members commented on the human, economic and political impacts of the Iraq war on Iraq and the U.S. They offered an analysis of U.S.- Iran relations, shared comment on how Iranians view the conflict and how identified lessons the U.S. should take from Iraq to guide U.S.- Iran policy.