His military, including Westmoreland, patiently explained to him that pacifying South Vietnam would probably take about ten years of Womens Rat Lover Funny Heart Tree Rat Valentine’s Day V Neck T Shirt military commitment and nation building. Johnson did not want to have Southeast Asia hanging over his head for ten years and ordered Westmoreland to wrap things up in three years. Unable to engage in standard counter insurgency strategy Westmoreland tried something radical. Search and Destroy. He would use the South Vietnamese Army to defend the urban areas already pacified (about eighty percent of the population). He would use the American troops to aggressively invade the Communist dominated countryside, hunt down the Communist Main Force VC units and NVA, engage and defeat them, and force them out of the country.