Top US military leaders have said they may work with the Taliban against ISIS.
These views were expressed by US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Millie during a briefing with Secretary of Defense General Austin.
It remains to be seen whether the Taliban have changed, he said.
General Mark Milli said it was possible to work with the Taliban against ISIS.
On the occasion, US Secretary of Defense General Lloyd Austin said that the war in Afghanistan is over, now the diplomatic mission is being worked on.
Briefing in Washington, General Austin said there was limited contact with the Taliban and that the future Taliban government would be shaped in time.
He said there was room for improvement in any military operation, adding that the US military had carried out the mission in the face of threats.