(CNN)- U.S.Commanders on the ground are recommending President Obama keep more troops in Afghanistan longer than originally planned.
Under an agreement between the Afghan government and NATO, the bulk of U.S. and NATO combat forces are supposed to be out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
But now, the head of the U-S Central Command wants 13-thousand-six-hundred U-S troops to stay past the deadline.
The new recommendation was announced during a Senate committee hearing today.
No word on how many U.S. service members will stay behind to train Afghan troops.
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