British PM Meets Petraeus After Failed Rescue

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, met British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday in the wake of a failed operation to rescue a British aid worker from kidnappers in Afghanistan.

Petraeus told Cameron the investigation into the death of Linda Norgrove was ""a personal priority for him,"" Cameron's office said in a statement after the meeting.

She may have been killed by a grenade thrown by American forces trying to free her, Cameron said Monday -- after British and NATO officials said earlier that her kidnappers had killed her.

The meeting between the general and the prime minister is not a response to the rescue that went wrong.

""It's a long-standing meeting and has been in the diary for a number of weeks,"" the Downing Street press office said this week, adding that the discussion would center on the strategy in Afghanistan.

Petraeus also will meet with British Defense Secretary Liam Fox to talk about Afghanistan while he is here, Cameron's office said.

Cameron said during Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons on Wednesday that early information about Norgrove's death over the weekend ""most likely was wrong."""