After many long years of war and suffering, the United States should take strides to speak with any remaining leaders of the Taliban and end the war. Many of the reasons that the United States first went to War in the early 2000s have either been eliminated (Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein) or have been ruled out (Weapons of Mass Destruction). The media seems to depict a Taliban force that is large and lethal, yet no one knows who is in power or if there is a structural environment within the Taliban. The war has gone on for so long that many of the basic reasons why the U.S. went to war may already be eliminated; therefore it would be in the best interest of the U.S. to find out who is left in power and if there's a chance to come to a truce.
There is now a war going on in Afghanistan that is sanctioned because of the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East with its so called enemies. The United States ended the war in Iraq and is now concentrating war efforts where it belongs, in Afghanistan. It's too late for negotiations.