A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
Twelve years ago, Congress voted to authorize military force against those responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Since then, the law has been used to justify war in Afghanistan and military action around the world. Urge your representatives to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.
Afghanistan In The News
This week, Afghanistan plans to consider the bilateral security agreement, its presidential candidates receive personalized symbols, and reports show Pakistani cooperation with the U.S. drone program.
A New Strategy
Support an Afghanistan policy based on political and economic support for Afghan civil society.
Stories & Successes
After over a decade of war in Afghanistan, the House voted Thursday evening in favor of an amendment calling for an expedited withdrawal and a new Congressional authorization for any future U.S. redeployments after 2014.
By a vote of 62-33, the Senate endorsed a non-binding amendment to the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that seeks to expedite the transition in Afghanistan.
Recent polling reveals that the public is overwhelming opposed to continued U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.
See which powerful members of Congress are representing their constituents.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"Although national security is widely perceived to depend on military strength, more weapons do not provide enduring security. Military expansion provokes fear and potential retaliation.
We support active non-violent responses to prevent or transform violent conflict at all levels.
The United States should develop and support nonmilitary assistance programs in partnership with appropriate international and independent non-governmental organizations."