Dateline 2004: Osama Bin Laden Nukes U.S. City

New Book Promotes 21st Century Psychological Operations to Conquer Terrorists

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Dec. 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Is the above headline so unthinkable? Michael Moore is wrong: terrorism is still a threat. While the United States can count on our armed forces to win in a stand-up fight, says 27-year Army veteran Colonel Brian M. Rees, war alone is not likely to create a world free from terrorism. His new book, Terrorism, Retaliation, and Victory: Awaken the Soul of America to Defeat Terrorism without Casualties, is an illuminating and controversial guidebook for winning the war on terrorism without fatalities.

Terrorism, Retaliation, and Victory is an alternative to armed conflict, written by a career soldier, military commander, family physician and meditation teacher. In his book, Dr. Rees alienates just about everybody. Doves want to believe we can walk away from Iraq; we can't. Hawks don't want to hear about meditation groups disarming terrorists; they must listen or serious damage awaits us. Arabs and Israelis must share blame, as must the greed of corporate America and the ignorance and apathy of the American public. Politicians read that they are not worthy of the military they oversee.

Colonel Rees believes we can use the measures laid out in his book to create a just and lasting peace. The opportunity to disarm Iraq peacefully has passed; the possibility of future wars with North Korea and other opponents as yet unspecified, remains before us. His book demands that we consider options that allow us to minimize casualties, avoid the creation of new enemies, and prevail over terrorism while remaining true to the most fundamental values of America.

About the Author

Colonel Brian M. Rees, Medical Corps, U.S. Army Reserve, is currently the commander of the 349th General Hospital, headquartered in Los Angeles California. A graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, he has 27 years of commissioned service. He is currently the commander of a unit of over 700 soldiers, 100 of whom have been deployed to Iraq. Doctor Rees received his medical degree (MD) and master's degree in public health from Tulane University, and is a board certified family physician. He has taught Transcendental Meditation to hundreds of persons and patients, and has researched the application of technologies of consciousness in violent conflict resolution.

This is his second book.

Colonel Rees is now featured on the U.S. Army official website. For video of him, go to -- professional careers -- healthcare -- people -- medical corps.

        Terrorism, Retaliation, and Victory: Awaken the Soul of 
             America to Defeat Terrorism without Casualties
                         By Colonel Brian Rees
                     Publication Date: 11 Nov  2003
             Trade Paperback; $20.99; 173 pages; 1-4010-8937-2
              Cloth Hardback; $30.99; 173 pages; 1-4010-8938-0

The author is available for interviews by calling (215) 923-4686, Ext. 165 or emailing To request a complimentary paperback review copy of Terrorism, Retaliation, and Victory: Awaken the Soul of America to Defeat Terrorism without Casualties, contact the publisher at (215) 923-4686, Ext. 165. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (215) 599-0114.

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