The estimated 30,000 additional troops would bolster the 68,000 American soldiers already stationed in Afghanistan.
The final troop numbers are still undecided, as Obama plans to announce his strategy for Afghanistan after Thanksgiving.
CNN.com has reported the troop increase is part of an effort to combat the activities of Al Queda in the bordering nation of Pakistan.
Having met with top advisors, Obama made it clear that his strategy would be different than previous President George Bush's, and he was confident in the American public's support of his plans.
Despite these talks, Obama did not specify any timetable for exiting Afghanistan.