The BBC said this could include deploying additional British troops as the U.S. looks to increase its presence by 3,000. "We're open to that", Turnbull said, as quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
The Taliban now holds more physical territory in Afghanistan than at any time since 2001, but some within the Trump administration believe more military pressure could be a means to force the Taliban to the negotiating table with the government.
"We've obviously got to look at the commitments of the Australian Defence Force in other parts of the region and, indeed, in other parts of the world".
President Donald Trump is weighing recommendations from top US military officials to deploy 3,000 to 5,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to try to break the current impasse.
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Fairfax Media / Andrew Meares Malcolm Turnbull on a recent visit to Afghanistan, where he met the U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and General John Nicholson, the commander of allied forces in Afghanistan.
Merkel is running for a fourth term in September national elections, with many Germans wary of military deployments given the country's militaristic and nationalistic past.
Speaking to reporters after officially launching Labour's General Election campaign in Manchester, Mr Corbyn said: "I want to see a peace settlement in Afghanistan".
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After meeting with Yildirim in London, Defense Secretary James Mattis said he has "no doubt" that Turkey and the U.S. On Wednesday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said the decision was simply "unacceptable".
Officials told VOA that President Donald Trump has not yet been briefed on an Afghanistan defense plan, but experts said plans are expected to be discussed later this month.
"But this is not about returning back to a combat operation in Afghanistan".
British combat troops left Afghanistan in 2014 but around 500 remain on the ground to train local military forces.
Now in its 16th year, the War in Afghanistan is officially the longest foreign conflict in American history - and it doesn't seem likely to end anytime soon.
"What we promised was to stop the cuts, gradually increase and then move towards 2 percent", Stoltenberg said. "And, actually, Germany and numerous European allies have started to do exactly that", he added.
Germany, a member of the military alliance, has already refused to increase its troops or expand its military's role in Afghanistan.
In other words, all the Taliban has to do is really survive USA intervention as a movement among the people, waiting out the foreign "invaders" who will eventually grow tired of the fight and then go home like the Brits and Russians did before them.