NATO says military chiefs have backed reinforcements and more resources for forces in Afghanistan.

Chiefs of defense from 42 nations involved in the war also called for a focus on protecting Afghans as part of a "new approach."

A spokesman for NATO's military committee said no decision was made at a meeting Saturday on how many extra troops would be sent to the region. Defense ministers will likely discuss that on Oct. 22-23.

NATO contributes roughly two-thirds of the more than 100,000 international troops currently in Afghanistan.