MILITARY MIGHT

Afghanistan Could Get NATO Boost

American troops may be deployed by the thousands to bolster efforts in Afghanistan if President Obama grants Gen. Stanley McChrystal his request for more soldiers. But will Europe follow the White House's lead? According to The Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration is in talks with NATO to coordinate an increase in forces from other countries as well. Some 3,000 to 7,000 new troop deployments could complement the 10,000 to 40,000 American troops Obama may decide to send out. Germany and Britain, who host the two largest contingents after America, are both looking to raise their troop levels although domestic politics could make such a move difficult for their leaders.