NATO announced today that joint patrols between NATO and Afghan forces on the ground would be suspended. The move has been described as a "tactical measure" in response to the increased tension and attacks sparked by an anti-Islam film across the country.
The Defence Secretary denied the move signaled any change in policy. Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports.
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'.
British soldiers are among those who have been killed in an "insider" attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police.