"The goal is not to seize territory," said Marine Col. Stephen Davis, a commander from New Rochelle, N.Y. "This is about going in and finding the insurgents."
We use search and destroy tactics in Vietnam. The U.S. military leaders thought that the rate in in which the NVA and Vietcong were losing men, the U.S. military could out last. Thus we would win the war. It didn't work then, what makes them think it will work now.