Military families deserve a seat at every table that deliberates the policies that affect their lives, whether common like housing or world-changing like declaring war. Now is the time to push for inclusion.
Recent reports show that Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing US service members. If you’re like us, this news left you bewildered and outraged. Not only are these perverse actions from a foreign adversary profoundly unsettling. But how could this go unanswered?!
After 19 years of war, our all-volunteer force is already overextended. We cannot afford another massive regional conflict. We want to make clear to Congress and the White House that we do not want to go to war with Iran.
In the 19 years since, presidents from both parties have used the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) as a pretext to engage in a wide range of military operations without seeking congressional approval, even when the connection to 9/11 is ambiguous or nonexistence. Congress has been derelict in its national security duties by allowing this to continue.