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  • Washington, DC — June 22, 2011 — President Obama’s announcement this evening of a limited troop withdrawal from Afghanistan — America’s longest war — is bound to disappoint Members of Congress and an electorate tired of the conflict.

    As has been reported, senior White House officials confirmed that the President plans to remove 10,000 troops by the end of this year and another 23,000 troops by September 2012.

  • For Immediate Release:  June 15, 2011

    Washington, DC — June 15, 2011 — A bipartisan group of 27 U.S. Senators sent a letter today to President Obama asking for a “sizable and sustained reduction of U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, beginning in July 2011.” 

  • Washington, DC — May 26, 2011 — The House of Representatives voted today on various amendments to the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act that gave the strongest signal yet that Representatives want an end to the Afghanistan war.

  • Washington, DC – April 19, 2011 – While lawmakers talk about cutting spending, the record shows that they have failed to make real cuts within the federal government's biggest ticket discretionary spending area. That's military spending, including the costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is according to a peace and security performance report on the 2010 session of the 111th Congress, released jointly by Peace Action, the nation's largest foreign policy advocacy group, and its largest affiliate, Peace Action West. 

  • Washington, DC — March 16th, 2010 — Hours after General David Petraeus claimed progress on Afghanistan in front Congress, 81 Representatives sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama asking that his planned July drawdown of troops from the country be “significant and sizeable.”  Thirty-one religious, foreign policy and membership-based organizations, representing nearly 24 million people supported the letter.