>> The United States' allies in NATO are set to deploy 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan, matching the Trump administration's boost to its forces there. That as the alliance's longest ever war faces a stalemate after 16 years of fighting. NATO says the personnel won't have a combat role and will be used in its training mission with the Afghan army.
Romania and American soldiers seen here with their students. But the line between support and combat can be a blurry one. NATO defense chiefs meeting Wednesday at their headquarters in Brussels. NATO will continue to support Afghanistan, and we have decided that we will strengthen our support.>> The White House strategy for the war rests on these deployments, along with a stronger Afghan military and increased support from regional allies like India.
It's a turn around for President Trump, who campaigned on promises of a speedy withdrawal. It also entails a harder line against Pakistan. Their troops seen here patrolling the Afghan border. The states has accused the country of harboring militants, something Islamabad denies. Now, the new deployments will bring western troop levels to over 20,000, still far below the 2011 peak of more than 100,000.