Learn About Afghanistan

The Cost of War in Afghanistan

Published 2009 by: AFSC and The National Priorities Project

The document, “The Cost of War in Afghanistan,” gives a historical and cultural context to the seven-year-old conflict and details the human cost of war in thousands of casualties, both American and Afghan, and millions of refugees.

 

Summary Documents of AFSC’s Position on Afghanistan

Published by: AFSC, 2009

These four documents outline AFSC’s position and recommendations on Afghanistan in four focus areas. Each document contains a summary of our position and greater detail under the subject focus.

Internal Peace Building

End Reliance on Military Solutions

Regional Diplomacy

Social Development

 

Conflict Assessment in Afghanistan

Articles


New plan for Afghanistan means more of the same
Press Release | 1 December 2009

Finding an end to a costly war
Staff Commentary | 20 November 2009 | Huffington Post

Peace in Afghanistan- AFSC's Peter Lems talks about Afghanistan's future. (PDF)

Our best way forward is out - Our take on Afghanistan appears in The Huffington Post.

Legislative Action

Meeting with a Member of Congress or staff - Meeting with a Member of Congress is the most powerful way you can communicate with them.

Afghanistan Exit Strategy - Please Co-sponsor H.R. 2404Support a U.S. Military Exit Strategy for Afghanistan

Exit Strategy Amendment Vote
- A list of who voted for the amendment

Afghanistan - Internal Peacebuilding

A two page summary on AFSC's position on Afghanistan regarding "Internal Peacebuilding to Build True Security".

Afghanistan - End Reliance on Military Solutions

A two page summary on AFSC's position on Afghanistan and ending a reliance on military solutions.

Afghanistan - Regional Diplomacy

A two page summary on AFSC's position on Afghanistan regarding regional diplomacy.

Afghanistan - Social Development

A two page summary on AFSC's position on Afghanistan regarding social development.

Afghanistan - Conflict Assessment

A lengthy analysis of the conflict in Afghanistan.

The Cost of War in Afghanistan

A four page summary of the Cost of War in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Exit Strategy

A request to co-sponsor H.R. 2404, which would “require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress outlining the United States exit strategy for United States military forces in Afghanistan participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.”

Exit Strategy Amendment Vote

"If your Representative is on this list, they voted for the exit strategy amendment. Please visit or send your Representative a thank you note and ask that they now co-sponsor the Afghanistan exit strategy bill, if they don’t have “Bill Cosponsor” next to their name. In addition, you may want to thank your Representative publicly with a letter to the editor of your local paper."

Meeting with a Member of Congress or staff

"Meeting with a Member of Congress or staff

Meeting with a Member of Congress is the most powerful way you can communicate with them. It shows that you are committed and together enough to organize the meeting, and in-person communication is more powerful than mail/fax/email.

The most important thing to remember is to be respectful but not star struck. These people work for you. You are important to them, because you are a voter, and/or because you have the capacity to influence other voters. They are responsible for hearing you out."

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