US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addressed a two-page memorandum last week to National Security Advisor Susan Rice, in which, according press leaks, he requested clear instructions for conducting the intervention in Syria.

Secretary Hagel would like to know who he is supposed to be targeting: Daesh alone or Daesh and Damascus?

Meanwhile, the Pentagon is keeping a low profile (3 sorties per day). It refuses to destroy Syrian military targets and simply strikes civilian facilities (refineries, grain silos).