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Ending the U.S. war in Afghanistan and promoting multilateral diplomacy is an important step toward a more peaceful world. President Joe Biden knows this, and we commend his leadership in committing to end U.S. participation in the Afghanistan war and all endless wars.  

We commend President Biden’s leadership in committing to end U.S. participation in the Afghanistan war and all endless wars. 

The 20-year war in Afghanistan has destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives—through the direct casualties of the violent conflict, and through disease, loss of access to food, water, education and shelter, and other types of trauma.  

Even once the Afghanistan war is ended, its legacy will continue to impact the country and its people for generations. Its impacts will also continue to be felt by U.S. soldiers, as they return home and try to live with the lasting trauma of war and violence.

As troops are withdrawn, the administration must work to boost multilateral and regional diplomacy to end not just U.S. military occupation but the war itself. We fully support U.S. policy that promotes humanitarian, diplomatic, and peacebuilding strategies and gives priority to the welfare of women and girls.

Diane Randall

Diane Randall

General Secretary
Diane Randall is the General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Diane leads FCNL’s staff to effectively educate and lobby for the policies and legislative priorities established by FCNL’s General Committee.

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