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CVA Statement on FY2020 NDAA Conference Report

By Concerned Veterans for America

Veterans group criticizes NDAA for passing the buck on war and peace


ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director Nate Anderson issued the following statement in response to the FY2020 NDAA Conference Report:

“For too long, Congress has abandoned its duty to approve sending Americans to war. Unfortunately, this NDAA does nothing to restore that constitutional check and fails to represent the people’s will on vital issues like when, where, and why we send Americans abroad to fight. The exclusion of a key amendment to repeal the 2002 AUMF and of the Iran Use of Force Amendment shows that our elected leaders remain content in passing the buck on matters of war and peace.”

Anderson continued:

“The decision to provide $4.5 billion to continue building Afghan security forces is equally troubling. As we have recently learned, the Afghan security forces are rife with corruption and a drain on taxpayer dollars with little return. We urge Congress to reclaim its constitutional responsibilities and seriously reconsider our financial and military involvement in Afghanistan and every endless war.”