President Obama is expected to order 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, on top of the 17,000 previously announced and 38,000 already there. This latest batch of personnel is reported to be departing in June with a mission to train Afghan forces.
US President Barack Obama plans to send an extra 4,000 US troops to Afghanistan to help train the Afghan security forces, US officials say.
They will reportedly be deployed later this year and come in addition to 17,000 troops already due to reinforce the 38,000 on the ground.
US Senator Carl Levin said the latest extra troops could be deployed in June.