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Update FCNL Lobbying Helps Win Protections for Detainees at Guantanamo Bay 

Last month, the Senate Armed Services Committee released the summary of its annual defense spending bill for fiscal year 2020, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill included two provisions that would improve the treatment of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, which FCNL and our partner organizations have been lobbying for since January.

Event Join a Special Screening of "An Endless War? Getting Out of Afghanistan" 

Jun 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EDT | Washington, D.C.

Nearly 18 years after U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, the Afghan conflict has become America’s longest and costliest war. Yet today, the Taliban is stronger and controls more territory than at any time since 2001.

Update The Good News You Didn’t Hear About 

Lost in the media frenzy over budget negotiations, congressional investigations and military operations was a bill that contained several pieces of good news.

Update Congressional Recess Key to Ending Endless War 

For the first time in more than 18 years, the House of Representatives could pass legislation that would end the blank check for wars around the world.

Update One Small Step for the House, One Giant Leap for Peace 

On May 21, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would sunset the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) after 240 days. This is the most significant vote yet in favor of repealing the legislation that started the United States’ so-called “forever wars.”

Statement Diane Randall: Today we renew our commitment to fully repeal the 2001 AUMF and bring an end to endless wars. 

The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has kept the United States and much of the world in a perpetual state of war for nearly 18 years. On May 22, members of Congress and advocates participated in a press conference to call on Congress to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), prevent war with Iran, and reassert Congress's constitutional authority on matters of war and peace.

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.

What We're Reading on AUMF Repeal 

We’ve assembled articles to offer you important context and perspectives on how the AUMF has been stretched far beyond congressional intent, and ongoing efforts to end endless war.

Press Release AUMF Repeal A Step Forward for Peace 

Washington, DC – Today, the House Appropriations Committee voted for an amendment from Representative Barbara Lee (CA) to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Designed to take effect after eight months, the Congress would need to pass a new AUMF or the Administration would need to remove American military personnel from current wars during that timeframe.

Letter Over 50 Groups Urge Senators to Prohibit Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela 

On May 9, 2019, FCNL and over 50 faith-based, anti-war, and other concerned organizations wrote a letter urging senators to cosponsor S.J.Res.11, which prohibits unauthorized military intervention in Venezuela.

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