FCNL seeks to create a world free from war and the threat of war. Since September 11, Congress has largely ceded its constitutional authority to determine when and where the United States goes to war, and three presidents have expanded our country’s military presence around the world.
For nearly two decades, the United States has relied on two congressional war authorizations to serve as the legal basis for military operations against suspected terrorist groups abroad.
A full military withdrawal is necessary and should proceed without delay. To end the war responsibly, however, the exit of troops must be paired with steps to minimize any further harm to the people of Afghanistan.
Racism and militarism are at the core of U.S. foreign policy. This report offers a roadmap for progress toward a more sustainable, just, and peaceful world.
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