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  2. U.S. Wars & Militarism

It's Time to End Endless War

Quaker Public Policy Institute 2019

August 1, 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.


FCNL has made it a top foreign policy priority to bring a halt to the endless and ever-expanding wars around the globe, starting by repealing the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Advocates holding signs that say War is Not the Answer

According to public records, the 2001 AUMF has been used to justify 41 military operations in 19 countries. Congress has allowed these operations to continue without a vote or meaningful oversight. Now, finally, members are beginning to change course and reassert their constitutional authority over issues of war and peace.

Over the summer we saw major successes: the House of Representatives approved amendments to repeal both the 2001 AUMF, which has been used as a blank check for endless war, and the 2002 AUMF, which authorized war against Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime. The House also voted to prevent war with Iran and to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The fate of these critical measures will be decided by House and Senate negotiators by the end of 2019.

We need you to insist that these amendments make it into law.

Join hundreds of Friends in Washington for the Quaker Public Policy Institute to ensure your members of Congress take back their power to stand up against these endless wars.

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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.

FCNL in the News New Legislation Offers Opportunity to Address 2001 Authorization for Use of Force, Amid Fears of War with Iran 

A new amendment to the Defense Appropriations Act will give Congress the opportunity to wrest greater control over its authorization of war under this and future presidents.

FCNL in the News Is the White House Plotting an End-Run Around Congress Into Iran? 

Officials are suggesting the 9/11 law used by three presidents to justify every intervention of the last 18 years is applicable to Tehran, too.