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
As the U.S. contemplates its role in Afghanistan after the drawdown of the war, negotiations continue to stall as President Hamid Karzai resists signing the Bilateral Security Agreement.
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
"The cycles of violence perpetuated by acts of terror and the armed overthrow of governments serve as warnings against the use of force, while the examples of nonviolent movements for change provide concrete alternatives. No war is justified. We call for our country to renounce doctrines of first-strike war, whether preemptive or preventive."