Trump advisers call for more troops in Afghanistan

Trump military advisers propose plan against Taliban in Afghanistan

Trump military advisers propose plan against Taliban in Afghanistan

Official sources quoted anonymously by USA media said the increase would range between 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers, including Special Operations forces.

"More conventional forces that would thicken the ability to advise and assist Afghan forces, that would absolutely be to our benefit", Thomas said.

USA marines took over the camp at the end of April for the first time since 2014. In July, 50 extra troops were sent to provide leadership training.

The Trump administration two weeks ago gave the Pentagon the authority to set USA military troop levels in Iraq and Syria, where US forces are advising and assisting Syrian rebels and the Iraqi military in the fight against ISIS. Lieut Gen HR McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, led an anti-corruption task force in Afghanistan and is especially sensitive to the need for better governance in Kabul.

Under the steps proposed in the new strategy, USA aircraft would again be permitted to strike the Taliban in a broader array of situations, allowing for greater air support of Afghan offensives.

It's on Trump to make the decision.

"2017 is going to be another tough year for the valiant Afghan security forces and the global troops who have stood and who will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Afghanistan against terrorism". "Any weapons being funneled here from a foreign country would be a violation of worldwide law unless they were coming to the government of Afghanistan,"Mattis said". But we still can't claim Afghan security forces are a "strong, sustainable force" after training them for 15 years.

Mattis traveled to Afghanistan in April and said at the time, "We are under no illusions about the challenges associated with this mission ..."

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At the time he declined to share what those recommendations were.

British combat troops left Afghanistan in 2014 but around 500 remain on the ground to train local military forces. While he has voiced skepticism about allowing USA troops to become bogged down in foreign conflicts, the president has also expressed a desire to be tough on terrorism and has seemed to delight in the use of military force. The plan, which would reverse Obama's goal of reducing US military presence there, emerged after a review by the Pentagon, the State Department, US intel, and other agencies on how to break the war's "stalemate", as Gen. John W. Nicholson, Afghanistan's top US commander, has called it.

The Pentagon is eager to get a handle on the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan by deploying more USA service personnel.

The United States role in the war in Afghanistan would significantly increase under proposals to be presented soon to President Trump, sources tell CBS News.

"We want to maintain that partnership with Afghanistan and we want to ensure that Afghanistan reaches its potential, so that's the objective of the strategy", she added.

Mattis' visit came days after an attack by a Taliban-affiliated militant killed 140 Afghan troops, most of whom were unarmed in a mosque praying at their base.

The UK was involved in the conflict in Afghanistan against the Taliban and al-Qaeda for 13 years, from 2001 to 2014.

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