President Donald Trump has not approved the plan, unnamed officials say. They may include a request that other Nato countries send 3,000-5,000 soldiers. There are 13,000 Nato troops currently in the country, 8,400 Americans. US combat operations against the Taliban officially ended in 2014, but special forces have continued to provide support to Afghan troops. In February, the commander of US troops in Afghanistan Gen John Nicholson told a Senate committee there was "a shortfall of a few thousand". He said he needed more troops to break a "stalemate".