U.S. Wars & Militarism

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After the September 11 attacks, the U.S. shifted to a national security policy rooted in fear, leading to violations of civil liberties and civil rights. That mindset has bled into domestic policy, leading to dramatic militarization both at home and abroad. Whether at home or abroad, the U.S. relies too heavily on force and violence to solve problems. Not only do these strategies backfire, but policies that compromise civil liberties and violate international law, are misguided and wrong.

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Statement AUMF Amendment Tabled, a Squandered Opportunity 

The Senate Ducks a Vote on War

On September 13, the United States Senate voted (61-36) to table an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act introduced by Sen. Rand Paul, which called for repealing the 2001 and 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Background Senate to Vote on Pentagon Spending, Endless War, Police Militarization, and More 

The week of September 11, the Senate will debate its proposal for the National Defense Authorization Act. FCNL is tracking a number of amendments on this military policy bill.

Action Alert War is Not the Answer in North Korea 

This is not a hopeful plea. It is a cold assessment of the reality that must guide our nation.

Event Lobbying Resources 

This is where you can find the most up to date resources and information regarding our lobbying efforts at the Quaker Public Policy Institute and Annual Meeting this November. Check back often!

Background How Tanks Got to Main Street 

The Pentagon's 1033 Program

In light of President Trump's announcement that he'll resume transfers of weapons from the Pentagon to local police departments, here's what you need to know.

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