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).