by Itunuoluwa Adebo
The final proposals for a planned troop increase in Afghanistan are expected to cross President Donald Trump’s desk this week.
President Trump has already given authority to set official troop levels in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria to Secretary of Defense James Mattis. National security adviser H.R. McMaster and Mattis favour the troop increase being discussed at the Pentagon and increasing the United States’ financial investment in Afghanistan. It is unclear when Trump will make a formal decision.