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19 July 2009

Press Release*

June 30, 2009

Peace in the Middle East is easily within our grasp, as indicated by a new scientific paper published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration on 29 June 2009.

The study addresses the possibility that a relatively small group of people practising the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programme®, as founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, twice daily together in a group can create peace in the Middle East. . . .

[The study thoroughly examines the efficacy of Invincible Defence Technology. Please see Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V and Part VI of this article to read the main text of the Press Release and Appendices A-G.]


H: Military-related academic publications and presentations

Dr. David R. Leffler, (18 March 2009) Terrorism Trends, 54. Militant Islam Continues To Spread and Gain Power. International Exposure Includes a Growing Risk of Terrorist Attack—Expert Comments—Leffler [about Invincible Defense Technology]. In '55 Trends for Cyberwar.' Presented by Dr. Marvin J. Cetron, President, Forecasting International at Future of Information Warfare and Information Operations, Sponsored by JIOPO, CIA, DIA, and NSA—U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA, Dr. Leffler's comments appear on pages 136-138 and page 141.

Dr. Michael Larrass, Major General Kulwant Singh (Indian Army, Retired) and Dr. David Leffler (18 May 2009). 'Bomb of Silence'—Invincible Defence Technology for Sri Lanka, The Colombo Times and Sri Lanka Guardian. This paper was originally accepted for publication by Defence Review Committee for the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence. Unfortunately, it was never published there and the publication is now defunct.

Dr. David Leffler, (2008) presentation on the topic of Invincible Defense Technology at the Marcus Evans Defense sponsored '5th Annual Countering IEDs — Assessing the IED Threat and its Evolution on the Battlefield and in the Homeland' conference in Washington, DC. This three-day conference attended by scientists and leaders with the military, FBI, and police included his presentation entitled: 'Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) as a Means to Prevent the Implementation of IEDs'. See also the Invincible Defense Technology News article entitled 'Dr. Leffler Presents at Military and Law Enforcement Conference.'

Dr. David R. Leffler, (in press). A New Role for the Military: Preventing Enemies from Arising—Reviving an Ancient Approach to Peace. Paper is accepted for publication in the Journal of Management & Social Science (JMSS), Institute of Business & Technology BIZTEK in Pakistan. The abstract appears in Session 6, p. 44 of the proceeding of the 'International Sociological Association Research Committee 01 Seoul National University & Korea Military Academy International Conference on Armed Forces & Conflict Resolution in a Globalized World.' July 14-17, 2008, Seoul, Korea. Also presented at KIDA, the Korea Institute of Defense Analyses

'55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Terrorism,' is a 254 page (PDF document) US government-sponsored report aimed at governmental and military leaders includes sections by Dr. David Leffler on Invincible Defense Technology, including an appendix entitled: 'An Overlooked, Proven Solution to Terrorism.' Edited by Dr. Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies, published by the Proteus Management Group at the US Army War College, Carlisle, PA. Note: Excerpts about Invincible Defense Technology from the anti-terrorism report are available at:

Dr. David R. Leffler, (2008, November). News from RC101 members. Letter about Invincible Defense Technology by Dr. David Leffler, Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS) at the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy to retired Italian General Giuseppe Cafrio, the President of the Research Committee on Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution RC01 for the International Sociological Association. Dr. Cafrio published the letter in the Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution November 2008 Newsletter.

Col. Brian M. Rees & Dr. David R. Leffler, (Abstract). Stress reduction using the TM program: Solution to problems arising from combat stress. In the proceeding of the 'International Conference on Armed Forces & Conflict Resolution in a Globalized World' July 14-17, 2008, Seoul, Korea, Session 3, p. 16.

Col. Brian M. Rees (Abstract). The Application of Strategic Stress Management in Winning the Peace. In the proceeding of the 'International Conference on Armed Forces & Conflict Resolution in a Globalized World' July 14-17, 2008, Seoul, Korea, Session 12, p. 87.

Col. Brian M. Rees (2007). US Army War College masters program degree research paper 'The Application of Strategic Stress Management in Winning the Peace.' Dr. Rees later gave a presentation on this topic at the Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S. (AMSUS) convention on 12 November 2007.

Col. Brian M. Rees (2006): The application of Strategic Stress Management in winning the peace. Academic Workshop sponsored by: The Proteus Management Group, USA. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Leadership United States Army War College 22-24 August 2006. Link:

Dr. David R. Leffler & Lee M. Leffler (2000). Preventing war and terrorism. Security And Political Risk Analysis (SAPRA) Bulletin.

Dr. David R. Leffler, Dr. Kurt Kleinschnitz, & Dr. Kenneth G. Walton (1999, May 1). An alternative to military violence and fear-based deterrence: Twenty years of research on the Maharishi Effect. Security And Political Risk Analysis (SAPRA).

Dr. David R. Leffler (1997). A Vedic approach to military defense: Reducing collective stress through the field effects of consciousness. (Doctoral Dissertation, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997). Dissertation Abstracts International, 58(08), 3298A.

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd.) Gunter Chasse (1995) White Paper On the New Security and Defence Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany and on the Future of the Bundeswehr — English translation of the groundbreaking White Paper on why Germany should implement Invincible Defence Technology.

David R. Leffler (1992 Spring). A new military science in Moscow. Insight, 3(1), pp. 14-15.

Global Good News comment:

* This press release was published in its entirety in Beirut-Online on 1 July 2009.

In the coming days, Global Good News will feature Appendix I of the Press Release.

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