There is a plan of sorts, helping both the Iraqi army and the Kurds to retake Iraqi territory held by Isis. But there is nothing remotely coherent by way of a strategy for destroying Isis in Syria it would seem. It is optimistically based on air power and a small band of US special forces up to now. Asked if there was a coherent plan for defeating Isis, Gen Mike Flynn, who retired last year after three years as the head of the US Defence Intelligence Agency, said in an interview: “No. No. We don’t have one at all. It’s totally incoherent and it’s piecemeal.” So there we have it, just keep bombing, killing and hope for the best!