Iraq War

Turning combat boots into ploughshares in Kansas City

Highlighting the human cost of war for the past seven years, Eyes Wide Open exhibits reached 10,000 people in Kansas and Missouri before being retired this month.

MO & KS Eyes Wide Open Retirement Flyer

Combat Boots into Ploughshares: Boot Distribution & final EWO KS / MOL Exhibit Flyer taking place on November 10, 2013

Iraq's legacy a decade later

This op-ed by Peter Lems appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on March 19, 2013.

What is the legacy of the Iraq war?

Is it the staggering number of lives lost? The trillions of dollars added to the national debt? The precedent of invading a country and overthrowing a government to bolster U.S. interests?

Legacies of the Iraq War - Tom Magstadt

Dr. Tom Magstadt earned his PhD in International relations from John Hopkins University. He has taught at UJMKC, University of Nebraska, the Air War College and worked as a CIA analyst. Dr. Magstadt discussed the political impacts of the Iraq war and Iran policy.

Legacies of the Iraq War - John Henry Part 2

Part #2: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

Legacies - John Henry Part 2

Part #2: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

Legacies of the Iraq War - John Henry Part 1

Part #1: Dr. John Henry is a UMKC professor of economics focusing on the history of economic thought. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. He had taught at California State University-Sacramento, and at Cambridge and Staffordshire, England. John shared the view of the inadequacy of economics to quantify the costs of war. 

Legacies of the Iraq War - Mitch Green Part 1

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.

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