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Brigadier General Günter Katz spokesperson for the International Security Assistance Forces has told ITV News that ISAF will always "assess and adopt" security measures, after announcing cutting back links with Afghan troops today.
The Ministry of Defence has responded to NATO's announcement regarding cutting back links with Afghan troops, following a wave of 'insider attacks'. A spokesperson said:
NATO's International Security Assistance Force has issued a statement to clarify how the recent violence in Afghanistan will affect the way they operate:
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has been called to the House of Commons to give a statement on Nato strategy in Afghanistan, after Speaker John Bercow granted an urgent question from Conservative MP John Baron.
ITV News spoke to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond before he went to address a Foreign Affairs Committee regarding NATO's decision to cutback on links with Afghan troops after a spate of 'insider attacks'.
Former Foreign Secretary under Tony Blair, David Miliband has posted a message on his Twitter account, following the announcement of 'scaling back' links with Afghan troops:
A NATO spokesman has said today that a "cutback" of coalition operations with Afghan forces are only a "temporary and prudent response" after a spate of 'insider attacks' on coalition-led troops.
The cutback applies "only to field troops", while separate training is "set to continue", the spokesman added.
Liberal Democrat MP Sir Ming Campbell told the Foreign Secretary today that a Nato-led decision to scale back links with Afghan troops, was a "change in tactics", despite William Hague insisting that it is "not a change in strategy".
Foreign Secretary William Hague has told a Foreign Affairs Committee that there will be "no change in strategy" in Afghanistan, after a Nato-led decision to scale back links with Afghan troops.
Mr Hague said that the impact of the International Security Assistance Forces' decision is "quite minimal" on UK operations. Asked if Mr Hammond had been caught out by the announcement, Mr Hague said:
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Foreign Secretary William Hague insisted today that there had been 'no change' in strategy or tactics in Afghanistan.
Nato-led forces in Afghanistan are reportedly scaling back operations with Afghan forces after a wave of 'insider attacks'.