Assad will stay in office.About this latter point, Miller elaborates:
A unified, cohesive Syria is dead.
Arabs and Turks will not come to the rescue.
The U.S. will not much increase our intervention.
If there ever were really good options in Syria, there aren't anymore. Iran and even Russia are willing to sacrifice quite a lot to protect what they believe are their vital interests. The United States is not, and that should be clear by now.Bottom line: the U.S. has no Syrian "vital interests" to protect. A nation that wills an end must also will its means, which the U.S. won't do.
Unlike Russia, the U.S. is temperamentally unsuited to commit the genocidal slaughter necessary to defeat insurgencies. It should therefore avoid involvement therein (c.f., Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan).