Ahead of the latest NATO Summit, Prime Minister Theresa May was keen to announce that as well a supplying additional troops for Afghanistan, the UK was committed to NATO and is just one of the five alliance members to meet the target of spending 2% of GDP on defence. She said:
"The alliance can rely on the UK to lead by example, not just in meeting the 2% pledge but by contributing our cutting-edge capabilities to operations around the world.
"In committing additional troops to the Train Advise Assist operation in Afghanistan we have underlined once again that when NATO calls the UK is among the first to answer."
The extra troops will be from the Welsh Guards who will deployed in a non-combat role, helping to provide security for international advisers in Kabul, as well as mentoring Afghan forces.
The personnel will start being deployed in August with a second contingent following in February 2019.
It will take the number of UK military personnel in Afghanistan to 1,100.
Yesterday, President Trump tweeted that the US spent "many times more" on their defence than any other alliance member and that "Nato countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS. Very Unfair!".
President Trump is expected to continue that pressure and demand into the meeting.
Following the NATO summit, President Trump will then make his first visit as President to Britain before going on to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital Helsinki.