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Letter FCNL Urges Accountability on Civilian Casualties 

On May 2, 2019, FCNL along with human rights, civil liberties, transparency, and other faith-based organizations, sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees urging members of Congress to strengthen oversight, transparency, and accountability for U.S. lethal strikes and resulting civilian casualties.

Update End Drone Warfare 

The U.S. drone program is a moral disaster. Supposedly cheaper and more accurate than conventional air attacks, drone strikes are in fact rife with errors, with deadly consequences. From Yemen to Libya to Pakistan, the sky itself has become a source of fear for ordinary people—fear that bears an American insignia.

Statement Diane Randall: CIA Drone program is immoral, unethical, and prolongs endless wars. 

FCNL joined faith groups at rally to demand an end to CIA drone strikes and a commitment from General Atomics, the company which builds the Predator and Reaper drones, not to develop lethal autonomous weapons systems.

Action Alert Rally to #EndDroneWarfare Highlights Problems with CIA Program 

On May 3, faith groups gathered in Edward R. Murrow Park in Washington, D.C. to demand an end to CIA drone strikes and a commitment from General Atomics, the company which builds the Predator and Reaper drones, not to develop lethal autonomous weapons systems.

Background Getting to the Core of U.S. Militarism 

Since 9/11, the United States has played an increasingly aggressive, militarized, and confrontational role in the world. Invasion, occupation, drone wars, and targeted assassinations have become so ingrained in U.S. foreign policy that many cannot imagine an alternative. An entire generation of Americans has grown up thinking this behavior is normal

Background Changing the Blank Check for War 

With the Trump Administration taking threatening steps toward Iran and Venezuela, and U.S. forces involved in dozens of conflicts around the world, it is clearer than ever that Congress must act to take back its constitutional authority over war. This authority is guaranteed in Article I of the U.S. Constitution, but for too long, Congress has ceded this power to the executive branch.

Update "I am part of a generation that has not meaningfully known a country that is at peace." 

FCNL Young Fellow, Chris Kearns-McCoy offers a public comment before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

On April 25, 2019, the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service hosted a public hearing on policy options related to selected service, also known as the military draft.

Statement Diane Randall Testifies Before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service  

On April 25, 2019, the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service hosted a public hearing on policy options related to selected service.

Letter Letter to Congress: Fund a More Peaceful, Sustainable, and Compassionate Foreign Policy 

In the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process, Congress should prioritize funding for peacebuilding, international environmental programs, and refugee protection.

Update Congress Advances Bill to Prohibit War in Venezuela 

On April 9, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed H.R. 1004, Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela.

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