- Action Alert
- U.S. Wars & Militarism
Congress Can Repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF and Prevent Future Wars!
In the next couple of weeks, Congress could take a major step to rein in the president’s authority to wage war around the world.
Repeal of the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF)—the law that authorized the U.S. military invasion of Iraq—is a part of the negotiations over the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Repeal makes sense. The war against Iraq formally ended in 2011, and repeal of the 2002 Iraq AUMF will not impact any current military operations. But it would be a first step toward Congress reasserting its authority over when our country goes to war and would prevent the president from abusing this law to justify new wars.
Your voice now can make a difference. It’s time for Congress to exercise its constitutional authority over matters of war and peace.