NATO to US: Can you help us out? We can’t meet our military commitments [again].

But because not all NATO nations will be able to meet targets for contributing troops to the approximately 12,000-strong training force by Jan. 1, the United States will keep a larger number of troops in the country, at least until early spring, the officials said.

Now that this story is in the papers, we can rest assured that POTUS has now been briefed.

via U.S. moves ahead with plan for extra troops in Afghanistan until allies finalize plans – The Washington Post.