Senior Trump administration and military officials are reportedly recommending the expansion of the US's military strength in the country to also aid Afghan security forces and push back against a resurgent Taliban.
The plan stems from President Trump wanting better security in Afghanistan and to "start winning" again.
The Pentagon had previously announced plans to expand US military operations in Afghanistan by at least several thousand additional troops, but future deployments to the country will apparently depend on the number of additional forces North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is willing to commit to the 16-year effort to defeat the Taliban, Stars and Stripes reports.
The plan envisions an increase of at least 3,000 US troops to an existing force of about 8,400. Trump is expected to make a decision on his Afghan strategy before a May 25th North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels.
The war already costs the US $23 billion a year, a figure that would jump if the new strategy-which also calls for more aid to the country-was implemented.
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.
The U.S. role in the war against Islamic insurgents in Afghanistan would significantly increase under proposals to be presented soon to President Trump, sources tell CBS News.
The new strategy is a product of the U.S. military's mounting worry that the fragile stalemate with the Taleban has been steadily eroding for years, jeopardising the survival of an allied government and endangering a key USA base for combating militant groups such as Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) throughout South Asia.
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Afghan forces, supported by around 8,400 American troops already in country, have slowly been losing ground to a resurgent Taliban and an increasing number of ISIS fighters almost 16 years after the USA first began operations in the country.
Jim Mattis, the secretary of defence, also has extensive experience with Afghanistan, having overseen the military effort there as head of the United States central command. Over the past two years, they have averaged more than 5,000 Afghan military and police personnel killed each year in fighting with the Taliban.
The new plans, drawn up by the Department of Defense, are due to be sent to US President Donald Trump for approval this week, but are expected to pass without any major resistance.
Mattis said the key to turning around the war in Afghanistan was shoring up the stability of the government of President Ashraf Ghani while accelerating a military campaign meant to drive the Taliban to peace negotiations.
The generals, however, are not the only ones who favour a stronger commitment to Afghanistan.
However, the move would reverse the efforts made by Obama's administration to limit military interference in Afghanistan.
The Labour leader said "at the end of the day wars are not solved by the presence of foreign troops" as he called for a political solution to the violence in the war-torn nation, while vowing to "look at" any request. "And you say, 'What are we doing there?' We're spending hundreds of billions of dollars, trillions of dollars on this nonsense".