By Dr. David Leffler
Published on 7 March 2016 in The Turkish Monitor. Expired link:
Here is a way for Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to prevent terrorism by deploying a proven, advanced human resource-based military technology. Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) is a statistically-validated approach. Military field tests and 23 peer-reviewed studies show it quickly, effectively, and efficiently ends turmoil. If he were to deploy IDT, Turkey’s strategic goals would not be based on guesswork or risk lives. This scientific approach to reducing stress and violence is already part of the training of Brazil’s Elite Police force, and has been field-tested by other militaries worldwide. It has been validated by 23 peer-reviewed studies carried out in both developed and developing nations, including the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Independent scientists and scholars endorse it, based on 25 years of ongoing research.
Specially trained IDT Prevention Wings of the Military reduce national and cross-border collective stress. A palpable influence of peace permeates the surrounding environment. Reduced stress is marked by such statistics as reduced conflict, terrorism, crime rate, accidents, hospital admissions, and infant mortality.
The IDT soldier’s daily routine includes the practice of the non-religious Transcendental Meditation technique and its advanced programs. As a societal coherence-creating military unit, they would practice these programs twice a day, seven days a week, preferably in a secure location.
During wartime, such coherence-creating groups have benefitted societies. The statistical research methods used preclude chance or coincidence. IDT works extremely well and is extremely cost-effective. In an experiment published in the respected Journal of Conflict Resolution, war intensity in Lebanon dropped 45% within 48 hours.
A follow-up study in the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality was used to assess the impact of seven large IDT assemblies held at varying distances from Lebanon in the mid 1980’s. Cooperation among antagonists rose by 66%, war intensity fell 48%, war fatalities fell 71%, and war injuries fell 68%.
IDT groups functioning during peacetime can also act prevent future conflicts from arising.
IDT is totally unlike any other defense technology because it does not use violence in an attempt to quell violence. It is a more civilized approach, yet the IDT defense technology supersedes all other known defense technologies (which are based on electronic, chemical, and/or nuclear forces). Therefore, militaries that deploy it gain the ultimate strategic advantage.
If Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan establishes Prevention Wings of the Military, they will ease the current high tensions, reverse mistrust and hatred and permanently prevent future unrest. These IDT units will create genuine and lasting reconciliation and friendship where there was once only hatred and conflict. The powerful IDT human-resource-based defense technology disallows negative trends and prevents enemies from arising. No enemies means no terrorism and full security, as well as a normal, happy, productive life for everyone.
Dr. David Leffler, Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Military Science, is the author of “A New Role for the Military: Preventing Enemies from Arising – Reviving an Ancient Approach to Peace.” He is on Twitter.