As the humanitarian crisis grows and the U.S. military prepares to leave on August 31, saving as many Afghan lives as possible must be the U.S. government’s top priority.
There are ample funds available to ease suffering on the ground and support Afghans to rebuild their lives — like inside next year’s astronomical Pentagon budget, where more than $3 BILLION is currently earmarked for the collapsed Afghan National Security Forces.
That force no longer exists, and Congress has to decide where to reprogram these funds. And the possibility that this money could be spent on a few more F-35s or bombs — instead of life saving humanitarian aid, evacuation, and refugee resettlement — is all too real. That’s why we need to get loud NOW.
Add your name to call on Congress: Immediately use any money that was previously going to be spent supporting Afghan security forces to help save Afghan lives.