NATO: Military Chiefs Agree to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

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.