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What We're Writing on AUMF Repeal

August 8, 2019


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.

Letter FCNL Joins 60+ Groups Urging Repeal of 2002 AUMF in Defense Policy Bill 

House and Senate negotiators are currently working on a final policy bill that will direct the Pentagon’s efforts over the next year. On Sept. 10, FCNL joined a diverse group of organizations from across the ideological spectrum in sending a letter to House and Senate leaders of the Armed Services Committees. Together they urged them to preserve the Lee amendment to repeal of the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA).

Letter Bipartisan Group Urges Congress to Prevent War Through NDAA 

Progressive and conservative advocacy groups are united in calling on Congress to make ending and preventing war a top priority in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Background The 2002 Iraq AUMF: What It Is and Why Congress Should Repeal It 

Over the last two years, congressional support for repealing the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has grown.

Letter 54 Organizations Urge Repeal of 2001 AUMF 

On July 24, 54 organizations from across the political spectrum sent a letter to each member of the House of Representatives commending the House for including in the annual defense spending bill a measure to repeal the 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) .

Update The Power of Persistence: House Moves to End Endless War 

On June 19, for the first time in nearly two decades of endless war, a full chamber of Congress voted to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which has been used by three consecutive presidents to justify military engagements around the world with little congressional oversight.

FCNL in the News Congress needs to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force 

Following the House’s recent historic passage of legislation to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), both the House and Senate may be considering legislation to repeal another AUMF: the 2002 version that authorized war in Iraq.

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.