WASHINGTON, March 20 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is likely to announce his new strategy for Afghanistan next week, U.S. media reported on Friday.
The new blueprint will include a new plan to move U.S. troops to frontline garrisons in remote areas of the country instead of the present method of staying in large rear area bases and venturing into remote areas from time to time, according to the web site of the Washington Post.
Obama also plans to more than double Afghanistan's national security forces to the level of 400,000 in order to stabilize the country, the New York Times reported.
The new strategy also calls for a "civilian surge" in which hundreds of U.S. civilian officials would be deployed all across Afghanistan to try to counter the effects of the insurgency.
In addition, the strategy will request Pakistan to shoulder more responsibility in securing Afghanistan from terrorists.
Ultimately, the strategy envisions containing insurgency in next 3 to 5 years, and increasing security for the Afghan government and making Afghan civilians voluntarily reject insurgency.
Obama has been conducting a complete review of the Afghan strategy since swearing-in in January.
He ordered an increase of U.S. troops level in Afghanistan by 17,000 last month.