NATO Chief: Measures are 'prudent and temporary'

NATO's top official has played down the significance of the decision to suspend joint patrols with the Afghan army.

Speaking in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rassmussen said the measures are "prudent and temporary" to protect the risk to troops, but that the overall strategy had not changed.

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NATO scales back Afghan patrols

Joint patrols between NATO soldiers and Afghan forces are to be cut back. The move follows a string of deadly attacks where Afghanis have turned their weapons on their allies. The government insists there is no change in Government policy.