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Australia needs a defence system beyond 'extended deterrence'
by Dr John Hagelin and Dr David Leffler
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17 October 2009
On 17 October 2009 News Blaze reported:
Invincible Defence Technology offers a new scientifically proven, peaceful approach to defence--a technology of national security, fully capable of defending Australia and every nation from any destructive technology, including nuclear weapons.
It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring
fulfilment to the field of world peace.
The article is written by eminent experts Dr John Hagelin,* Executive Director of the International Center for Invincible Defense in the US; and Dr David Leffler,** Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Military Science.
The article reports that 'US President Barack Obama has successfully piloted a resolution in the UN Security Council, calling upon all nations to become ''non-nuclear weapons states''. He spoke of the need for ''new strategies and new approaches'' to reach the goal.'
By relying on United States nuclear weapons, Australia is counting on 'extended deterrence' for its security, the authors state, quoting an article by Sue Wareham featured in ON LINE Opinion, entitled 'A nuclear challenge to the world'.
'The word ''deterrence'' comes from the Latin root meaning ''fear''. . . . While nuclear warheads may incite fear in potential foes, the same fear encourages other countries to acquire nuclear weapons as well, further inflaming regional tensions and hatred,' the article continues.
'For this reason, no country committed to defence primarily through destructive power is likely to generate a sustainable peace. . . . '
'A proven new technology of defence is now available—a technology of national security, fully capable of defending Australia from any destructive technology, including nuclear weapons,' the article states.
'Militaries have already applied this technology in order to defuse and eliminate conflict. Extensive research has confirmed its effectiveness. This new technology is easily applied, highly cost-effective, and can prevent disruption and attack from within the country or outside the country.'
'This new technology of defence is based upon . . . the discovery of the unified field of all the laws of nature—the most fundamental and powerful level of nature's dynamics. . . ,' the authors continue.
'The unified field is the unified source of all the laws of nature governing the universe. It is a field of purely life-supporting, life-nourishing influence that gave rise to all life and all forms and phenomena in the universe. From that unified level, only life-supporting effects are possible—as confirmed now by over 600 scientific studies that have explored the effects of this technology of the unified field on individual life and on the life of society. These studies have found only life-nourishing, positive benefits, based upon the holistic nature of the unified field-based technology involved. . . .
'The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has revived, from the ancient Vedic science of consciousness, systematic technologies for experiencing the unified field, including the Transcendental Meditation program and its advanced techniques.
'These meditation practices are known as Invincible Defence Technology (IDT) in military circles. They have been successfully used by members of many faiths to eliminate conflict in the recent past. If the military of Australia were to apply this human resource-based technology, which is non-lethal and non-destructive, it could reduce the collective societal stress that is fueling the rising tensions. . . .'
The article includes comments from a Catholic priest, a Buddhist, two Muslims, and a Rabbi, who 'practice the Transcendental Meditation program and appreciate how it has enhanced their faith'.
The article also highlights specific scientific research on Invincible Defence Technology and the Maharishi Effect. 'According to extensive scientific research, the size of the group of IDT experts needed to reduce social stress in a given population must be at least the square root of one percent of the population. . . . Studies show that when the required threshold of IDT experts is crossed, crime goes down in the affected population, quality of life indices go up, and war and terrorism abate. Scientists have named this phenomenon the Maharishi Effect in honor of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who first predicted it.'
A study of a two-month Maharishi Effect intervention implemented in the US capital, Washington, DC, 'showed that crime fell 24 percent below the predicted level when the peace-creating group reached its maximum size. Temperature, weekend effects, or previous trends in the data failed to account for changes. This research was published in the peer-reviewed Social Indicators Research (1999, vol. 47, 153-201).'
Another, earlier study showed that '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 (Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1988, vol. 32, #4, pp. 776-812). . . .
'The Maharishi Effect has also been documented on a global scale in a study published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (2003, vol. 36, 283-302). When large assemblies of IDT experts exceeded the Maharishi Effect threshold for the world (about 7,000 at that time) during the years 1983-1985, terrorism globally decreased 72%, international conflict decreased 32%, and violence was reduced in other nations without intrusion by other governments.'
'Over 50 studies have shown that IDT works,' the article states.
The authors explain that Australia could easily utilize IDT by creating a 'Prevention Wing of the Military . . . . Less than 1% of the military of Australia would be in this wing. The remaining personnel would carry out their normal military duties. The Prevention Wing of the Military would be trained in the primary components of IDT. They would practice these technologies in large groups, morning and evening.'
The article concludes by stating, 'There is no risk to the military—nothing to lose and everything to gain. And by ''everything,'' we mean not only national security and invincibility—which are, of course, the foremost goal—but as side benefits, economic growth, improvement of health throughout Australia, and improvement of educational standards in the country. When the national mood is bolstered and buoyed by growing positivity and coherence in collective consciousness, as generated by the IDT group, then the confidence of the nation's citizens increases and the economy improves as a result.'
* John Hagelin, PhD, is also Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP), an organization in the United States that advocates scientifically proven, prevention-oriented solutions to critical global problems. He is a Harvard-trained quantum physicist who won the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who have made 'major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology'. Dr Hagelin serves as Executive Director of the International Center for Invincible Defense and as International Director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace. A video of Dr. Hagelin (1:13:00) explaining the scientific research on IDT is available online as well as from a transcription with full-sized images from his presentation.
** David Leffler, PhD, a United States Air Force veteran, has published articles about IDT in leading news media and journals around the world. In addition, he serves as a special columnist for The Seoul Times and is on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Management & Social Sciences (JMSS) Institute of Business & Technology BIZTEK in Pakistan. He 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. Proteus published an appendix about Invincible Defence Technology entitled 'An Overlooked, Proven Solution to Terrorism' that appears in '55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Terrorism.'
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