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Blog: Reflection about War

Dec 20, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

I remember sitting in my junior high gym class in Northern Virginia when the principal’s announcement came over the loudspeakers that a plane had hit one of the Twin Tower buildings in New York City and that another had also crashed closer to home, into the Pentagon. Read more

Blog: Our Reaction to President Obama's Afghanistan Speech

Jun 23, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

President Obama announced his plan for drawing the Afghanistan war to a close…eventually. Read more

Blog: NETWORK Salutes Senators Calling for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Jun 21, 2011 | By Andrea Pascual

Last week, on June 15, the Senate sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama asking for an accelerated withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. Read more

Blog: Victory in the House - It’s Time to End the War in Afghanistan

May 27, 2011 | By Andrea Pascual

NETWORK thanks all the members of Congress who voted in support of the McGovern-Jones amendment. We hope that the president receives this as a message that the country knows we need to change course in Afghanistan. Read more

Blog: Democrats and Republicans Agree - It’s Time to End the War in Afghanistan

May 16, 2011 | By David Golemboski

Over the past two weeks, a number of members of Congress have spoken out about the war in Afghanistan, often side-by-side with colleagues from the opposite party. In Washington, D.C. This is no ordinary occurrence! Read more

H.R. 1735: Afghanistan Exit and Accountability Act

U.S. Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced new, bipartisan legislation to require the Obama Administration to present an exit strategy for U.S. forces from Afghanistan. NETWORK supports this legislation and is asking other representatives to serve as cosponsors. Read more

Blog: All Signs Point in One Direction - Out of Afghanistan

May 10, 2011 | By David Golemboski

Our faith convictions, our national economic situation, and our concern for the Afghan people all lead us to the same conclusion: it is time for the U.S. to end the war in Afghanistan and turn its attention to building up Afghan civil society through diplomacy and development. Read more

Legislation for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The war has gone on for too long and is costing too much – in lives and resources. Read more

NETWORK's Statement on Afghanistan

The original mission, to respond to the September 11 terrorist attacks, has shifted into a broader effort against the Taliban. The U.S. attempt to secure a stable Afghan state has been ineffective and out of balance, with military operations dominating while political and diplomatic strategies are marginalized.  Read more

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