Obama May Expand Afghan Security Forces By 70,000: US Senator

01/25/2011 05:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama may soon announce plans to expand Afghan security forces by roughly 70,000 over current targets by year's end as a US troop drawdown looms, a senior US senator said Tuesday.

"I would think it would be decided in the next few days," Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, a Democrat, told reporters after a trip to Afghanistan, Yemen and Iraq.

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