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The Taliban may take over Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense

US Secretary of Defense General Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said in a briefing that the Taliban may take over Afghanistan.

He said the talks could lead to a political solution, adding that air surveillance of Afghanistan would continue, with the aim of preventing the spread of extremism and violence in Afghanistan.

General Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley added that the United States would have the capability to carry out air strikes.

He said all US bases in Afghanistan outside Kabul have been handed over to the Afghan Department of Defense.

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