ISAF and Philip Hammond say the "change" to our operations (if this is a change) is in response to the anti-Muslim film protests and not 'insider attacks'.
It's a tactical decison taken by ISAF not a strategic one says Hammond in the Commons - and he knew about it on Monday morning.
Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox said: "The nuance between tactics and strategy will be lost amonst the insurgents".
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.