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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

As the U.S. Military Exits Iraq

Sunday morning, December 18, 2011, the last U.S. troops left Iraq. Almost nine years of war have come to an end. Read more

History Lesson 101: Congress and the Power to Declare War

According to the Constitution, “Congress shall have Power to declare War.” It is important for our country’s leaders to follow the rules outlined in the Constitution. In 2002, Congress ignored this instruction when it granted President George W. Bush authority over the Iraq invasion, known as the “Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq,” which NETWORK opposed. Read more

Blog: Afghanistan Update

Dec 08, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

There has been some good news about the longest war in American history. Troops could return from Afghanistan sooner than planned, thanks to the work of the United States Senate. Read more

Blog: Violence Against Women Act Needs Reauthorization

Nov 29, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Quick action needed! Learn how you can help ensure reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Read more

Blog: Election 2012 Matters!

Nov 28, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Watch our video to find out why! And click here for information about a new job opening that will enable you to become directly involved. We are looking for a Project Coordinator for ELECTION 2012: Catholics Vote for the Common Good! Read more

Ending the Iraq War

On Friday, October 21st, President Obama formally announced that all of the American troops in Iraq would be returning home before the end of the year. Read more

NETWORK's Reflection on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

Ten years ago, on September 11, we saw through NETWORK’s fourth-floor window the death-tinged black smoke that rose from the Pentagon. Like the rest of the country—and the world—we were shocked by the sudden loss of thousands of lives in New York and Washington, and on the field in Pennsylvania. Those memories will never disappear. But this tenth anniversary provides a new opportunity to move beyond mere memories. Read more

Report on U.S. Security Budget

In July 2011, The Unified Security Task Force made public their report outlining a set of cuts in unneeded military programs. 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

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