Higher US Troop Levels in Afghanistan?

May 19, 2017 11:02 AM
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HIGHER US TROOP LEVELS IN AFGHANISTAN? The Trump administration is considering whether to send between three to five thousand additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan to try to break a stalemate in the 15-year long war against the Taliban.  Administration officials say President Donald Trump is likely to discuss a troop increase when he attends a NATO summit later this month.  VOA's Ayaz Gul in Islamabad and VOA Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb discuss the looming military escalation in Afghanistan.