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What is AFSC’s current position on Afghanistan?

What is AFSC’s current position on Afghanistan?

AFSC has called for an end to the Afghan war coupled with a commitment to the country’s reconstruction. This approach will provide the best means for reconciliation and security for the Afghan people. AFSC recommends that:

  • No additional troops be sent to Afghanistan.
  • A timeline be created for the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
  • All parties involved in the war engage in diplomacy and dialogue - without preconditions.
  • Civilian-led organizations provide badly needed development aid.
  • Congress redirect the $72.3 billion allocated for the war this fiscal year to human needs in Afghanistan and at home.

As citizens of a nation that initiated and continues to prosecute the war, it’s important for us to reflect upon the costs and what role we can play in creating peaceful alternatives.