U.S. Wars & Militarism

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No More Endless War

Urge Congress to repeal the 2001 AUMF

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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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What We're Writing on AUMF Repeal 

We've written extensively on the need to repeal the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs. These collected resources reflect our stance on endless war, and our efforts to end it.

Update FCNL's Heather Brandon-Smith Offers Expert Testimony on the 2001 AUMF and Iran 

Tensions with Iran are running high. As the current standoff threatens to escalate into open hostilities, the administration has argued that the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) could be used to justify war with Iran.

Legislative Ask No More Blank Check for War 

Congress Must Decide When the U.S. Goes to War

Since 9/11, three U.S. presidents have used the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the 2002 Iraq AUMF to justify U.S. military action across the globe without congressional approval. According to public records, the 2001 AUMF has been used to justify 41 military operations in 19 countries.

Background It's Time to End Endless War 

Quaker Public Policy Institute 2019

Afghanistan. Iraq. Syria. Yemen. Somalia. Libya. Niger. And those are just the places where the U.S. officially admits it is currently fighting wars.

Legislative Ask Reduce Pentagon Spending 

Endless money fuels endless wars. Endless war drives runaway military spending. Congress and the Trump Administration have just agreed to spend $738 billion on the Pentagon and nuclear weapons for fiscal year 2020. That is more than $2 billion every day and $1 million every minute.

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