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
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
At NETWORK, we have puzzled over an appropriate response to the U.S.-led attack on Libyan armed forces. On the one hand, we know that violence only begets violence and does not solve problems. On the other hand, we know that standing by when people are slaughtered is wrong. We share both views, but feel very uncomfortable with creating a third war in a region where we neither know the culture nor the political factions. Read more
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
This response pays particular attention to statements he made that are directly related to NETWORK’s 2011-2012 issue agenda. We were encouraged by much of what he had to say, but we also found some gaps. Read more
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