By Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kulwant Singh and Dr. David Leffler
Published in The African Executive (Kenya) and Mareeg (England)
For over 20 years, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his military have tried and failed to eliminate violent extremism. Conventional approaches to national defense can no longer guarantee peace and security, and a new approach is crucial. Underlying violent extremism is a human problem requiring human solutions, namely, accumulation of intense social stress that fuels terrorism and conflict. Therefore, to protect the civilian population effectively, this collective stress in Uganda must be reduced.
A New Technology for Peace
A proven new defense technology exists that can accomplish this goal. Ultimately, it is based on the discovery of the unified field of all the laws of nature - the most fundamental and powerful level of nature's dynamics. Over 50 research studies confirm its effectiveness. This approach, called Invincible Defense Technology (IDT), is easily applied, cost-effective, and prevents disruption and attack from within or outside a country.
The Invincible Defense Technology involves the creation of large groups of peace-creating experts collectively practicing the non-religious Transcendental Meditation (TM) and TM-Sidhi programs twice a day. Studies show that when the required threshold of IDT experts is crossed, crime rates go down, quality of life indices go up, and terrorism and war abate. The causal mechanism has been postulated to be a field effect of consciousness: enlivenment of the unified field by the peace-creating group produces an effect of collective coherence that extends into the larger population. Scientists refer to this phenomenon as the Maharishi Effect in honor of the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who first predicted it.
In July-August 1993, a two-month IDT intervention was implemented in Washington, DC. Predictions of specific drops in crime and other indices were lodged in advance with government leaders and newspapers. An independent Project Review Board approved the research protocol. The findings showed that crime fell 24 percent below expected levels when the IDT group size reached its maximum. The study was published in Social Indicators Research (1999, vol. 47, pp. 153-201).
Photo: Invincible Defense Technology experts gathered in Washington, DC, lowering the crime rate 24%
A study in the Journal of Conflict Resolution (1988, vol. 32, #4, pp. 776-812) of a two-month-long coherence-creating assembly in Israel showed that war deaths in neighboring Lebanon decreased by 76%. A composite quality-of-life index showed decreased crime, traffic accidents and fires in Jerusalem, and decreased crime accompanied by improvements in the stock market and national mood throughout Israel. Other possible causes (weather, weekends, holidays, etc.) were statistically controlled for and could not account for the results. A follow-up study in the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality (2005, vol. 17, #1, pp. 285-338) showed that during seven different coherence-creating assemblies, war deaths in Lebanon decreased by an average of 71%.
IDT Group Size Vs. Quality of Life in Israel
Graph: Quality of life in Israel improved and intensity of the conflict in Lebanon decreased in direct proportion to the number of Invincible Defense Technology experts in the coherence-creating group. A short online video featuring Harvard-trained physicist Dr. John Hagelin explains this finding. Dr. Hagelin is the Executive Director at the International Center for Invincible Defense in New York City.
The Maharishi Effect has also been documented worldwide in a study published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (2003, vol. 36, #1-4, 283-302) using data provided by the Rand Corporation. When large assemblies of IDT experts exceeded the Maharishi Effect threshold for the world, terrorism decreased globally 72%, international conflict decreased 32%, and violence within nations was reduced without intrusion by other governments.
A Peace-Creating Group for Uganda
Extensive research shows that the IDT group size needed to reduce social stress must exceed the square root of 1% of the population size. For Uganda, this threshold is 561 peace-creating experts. A "Prevention Wing of the Military," consisting of approximately 2% to 3% of the military trained as IDT experts, could easily achieve this goal.
In the 1990s, the military in Mozambique used IDT to end its civil war. Today, The Netherlands, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago have IDT groups. The United States is close to achieving the requisite number of IDT experts at Maharishi's university in Iowa. And a group large enough to have a global effect is forming in India. But these are all civilian groups which require financial support.
Since the military is funded by the government and its personnel are paid to perform their duty to protect the country's citizens, it is not subject to fluctuations of donors, jobs, student graduations, and optional activities. A Prevention Wing of the Military would be a permanent peace-creating IDT group for Uganda.
The military is responsible for protecting the civilian population, and is obligated to thoroughly examine realistic, scientifically validated methods for ending war and terrorism. IDT is such a method.
Therefore, we feel it is the military's duty to create a Prevention Wing of the Military and truly protect Uganda.
About the Authors:
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kulwant Singh, U.Y.S.M., Ph.D. is a veteran of two wars with Pakistan (1965 and 1971). He commanded two active combat formations: a division deployed along Indo-China border, and a Brigade deployed on line of control against Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir (both in snow bound high altitude areas). Maj. Gen. Singh had significant experience fighting terrorism at the levels of execution, planning and concepts in Sri Lanka and in India, in extremely challenging and hostile environments. He was awarded the Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal, the second highest decoration for senior officers during operations in Sri Lanka as part of IPKF (Indian Peace Keeping Force). Today he is leading an international group of generals and defense experts that advocates Invincible Defense Technology. A list of Dr. Singh's publications on the topic of Invincible Defense Technology is available at: http://www.invinciblemilitary.org/about/Maj_Gen_Singh.html
Dr. David Leffler, a United States Air Force veteran, is the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) http://www.StrongMilitary.org. He serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Management & Social Sciences (JMSS) Institute of Business & Technology BIZTEK in Pakistan. David served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College and is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute.