Repealing the U.S. Authorization for the Use of Military Force
Shortly after 9/11, Congress handed President Bush legal permission to wage war by passing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force – or AUMF. This AUMF has been used to justify endless war and has allowed congress to abdicate its constitutional responsibility in legislating wars. Instead, Congress chooses to micromanage peace processes, such as the Iran nuclear negotiations. Now the president is using 2001 AUMF to justify a new war against ISIS. We are urging Congress to support repeal of the 2001 AUMF in order to close this chapter in American history of endless war.
Injecting the Peacebuilding Voice into US CVE Policy
Learn about the challenges of advocating for peacebuilding approaches to violent extremism with the US government. Jim explains the Quaker perspective on nonviolence, and how that translates into FCNL's advocacy for a US foreign policy that emphasizes addressing the root causes of violence, using non-military forms of engagement. He also discusses how ordinary citizens can use their voices to influence US policy in this critical area.