U.S. Wars & Militarism

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Since September 11, Congress has largely ceded its constitutional authority to determine when and where the U.S. goes to war, and three different presidents have expanded our country’s military presence around the world. The result has been a ballooning military budget, torture, compromises on civil and religious liberties and rising Islamophobia. Help FCNL change these policies.


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Update Hindsight is 2020, Repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Eighteen years ago today, President Bush signed the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (2002 Iraq AUMF) into law.

Letter Bipartisan Coalition Urges Congress to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Today, on the 18th anniversary of the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (2002 Iraq AUMF), FCNL and a bipartisan coalition of advocacy groups called for repealing this outdated, unnecessary, and dangerous authorization.

Press Release Bipartisan Coalition Calls for an End to Iraq War Authorization 

Washington, DC – Today, on the 18th anniversary of the 2002 Authorization for Use of Force Against Iraq (AUMF) becoming law, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) sent a letter to Congress, signed by a broad, bipartisan coalition of advocacy groups, calling for the law’s repeal. The groups urged the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to preserve in the final version of the annual defense spending bill (the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2021) a House provision to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF.

Background The 2002 Iraq AUMF: What It Is and Why Congress Should Repeal It 

Over the last two years, congressional support for repealing the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has grown.

Update Oregon Is Burning, and Its Helicopters Are in Afghanistan 

Nearly one million acres of Oregon’s forests have burned since wildfires intensified on Labor Day.

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