Retired U.S general David Petraeus says the Afghan war could be a generational struggle and “is not something that is going to be won in a few years”.
It doesn’t have to be this way if Afghanistan’s Acting Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami implements a new approach to create lasting peace.
War and terrorism in Afghanistan could quickly end if a minimum of 578 of Afghanistan’s troops were trained to form what is known in Latin American military circles as a Prevention Wing of the Military.
This military unit would be comprised of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) experts.
The purpose of this IDT group would be to practice the non-religious Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the advanced TM-Sidhi program in groups twice a day.
TM is a technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation, repetition of a mantra, and other yogic practices.
Extensive peer-reviewed research and military field-tests worldwide show that proper application of these programs bring about measurable decreases in crime, terrorism and war and improvements in quality of life, which are thought to be signs of the reduction of societal stress.
The changes are measurable from such statistics as reduced terrorism and conflict, crime rates, accidents, hospital admissions and infant mortality.
In highly stressed areas of the globe, establishment of large groups of IDT experts have also increased economic incentives and growth of prosperity.
Entrepreneurship and creativity increase as well. Also, on a global scale when large groups of civilian experts gathered from 1983 to 1985, terrorism-related casualties decreased 72 per cent and international conflict decreased 32 per cent. Moreover, such positive changes in social trends take place within a few days or weeks after IDT is introduced.
The IDT approach has been used during wartime, resulting in reduction of fighting, reduced war deaths and casualties, and improved progress toward resolving the conflict through peaceful means. IDT is totally unlike any other defense technology in that it does not use violence in an attempt to quell violence.
It is Afghanistan’s high collective stress levels that ultimately fuel the never ending terrorism and war. Once Afghanistan’s dangerous levels of collective stress and frustration are reduced by applying IDT, then its governmental leaders and citizens will be more capable of finding constructive and orderly solutions to the sticky issues that have kept them at odds for generations.
With greater civic calm, Afghanistan’s citizens’ aspirations will rise and a more productive and balanced society will emerge. Then violence as a means for change and/or as an expression of discontent will naturally subside.
The powerful IDT human-resource-based defense technology disallows negative trends and prevents enemies from arising.
No enemies, means no war or terrorism and full security, as well as a happy, productive and normal life for everyone.
For these reasons, the IDT approach is advocated by the Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP). This non-profit organization hosted an international conference on 14-15 June 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine (see: https://www.gusp.org/global-peace-summit/).
Mr. Mohd Khalid Naseemi, the founder and Director-General of the Afghanistan Environmental Society, is among the impressive list of participants who spoke at or voiced their support for the conference. Others included President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique, who applied innovative IDT programs to end that nation’s civil war; retired Ecuadorian Lt. General José Villamil, who applied IDT to end war between Ecuador and Peru; Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; and renowned Ukrainian leaders Lt. General (Ret.) Vasyl Krutov, former chief of the Ukraine Anti-Terrorism Center, as well as Academician Dr. Sergiy Maksymenko, a distinguished Ukrainian research scientist.
Here is a way for the military of Afghanistan to prevent war and terrorism by deploying a proven, simple human resource-based technology, with minimal training and costs needed to implement it. It would cost less than one modern fighter jet.
Recent attacks in Afghanistan show that IDT is desperately needed. There is truly no other solution. Acting Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami would be wise to read the proceedings of the GUSP conference and learn how to best rapidly establish perpetual peace in Afghanistan.
- Dr. David Leffler has a Ph.D. in Consciousness-Based Military Defense and served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Military Science and lectures and writes worldwide about IDT.