Poland Leaning Toward Adding More Troops to Afghan Force

Poland's prime minister says his country is leaning toward beefing up its 2,000-strong contingent in Afghanistan.

Donald Tusk says President Lech Kaczynski, who is the country's commander in chief, favors that scenario and the Defense Ministry sees a troop buildup as realistic.

Tusk said Monday he has discussed the matter in detail with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who visited Poland last week. He refused to give any details.

Most Polish troops serve in the central Afghan province of Ghazni.

Tusk's comments come a day before President Barack Obama delivers a major speech laying out a redrawn battle plan for Afghanistan. The U.S. military said the plan could include a roughly 50 percent increase in U.S. forces.