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Press Release Congress Must Seize This Opportunity to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Washington, DC – Today, a nationwide group of 62 organizations came together to send an unequivocal message to Congress: Now is the time to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq (2002 AUMF).

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).

Letter FCNL Joins Letter Outlining Ways to Eliminate Wasteful and Unnecessary Pentagon Spending 

In a letter sent to Armed Services Committees leadership, FCNL and 18 other organizations urged Congress to look at sensible reforms that could save billions of dollars per year from the bloated Pentagon budget while still maintaining national security. The letter outlined 16 specific recommendations to do so in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

What We're Writing on AUMF Repeal 

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.

Update FCNL's Heather Brandon-Smith Offers Expert Testimony on the 2001 AUMF and Iran 

Tensions with Iran are running high. As the current standoff threatens to escalate into open hostilities, the administration has argued that the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) could be used to justify war with Iran.

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.

Background It's Time to End Endless War 

Quaker Public Policy Institute 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.

Legislative Ask Reduce Pentagon Spending 

Endless money fuels endless wars. Endless war drives runaway military spending. Congress and the Trump Administration have just agreed to spend $738 billion on the Pentagon and nuclear weapons for fiscal year 2020. That is more than $2 billion every day and $1 million every minute.

Legislative Ask Preserve House Provision to Prevent War with Iran 

The United States and Iran are moving closer to war every day. In the United States, the Trump administration is playing a dangerous game. While claiming not to want a war with Iran, the administration has rapidly escalated tensions between our two countries, increasing the risk of accidents and miscalculations.

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