Representative Johnson calls for withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan

In a press release on Thursday, Representative Timothy Johnson called for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

Johnson stated in the release that the war is costly to tax payers and deadly to both the U.S. troops and the people in Afghanistan.

“It has become clear to me that after eight years, the United States must cease the sacrifice of American lives to a war with no end,” Johnson said in the press release.

Johnson also stated that he opposes any further increases of troops including the current consideration by the Obama Administration to send an additional 40,000 troops.