Peace Shield At the Pentagon, a new SDI

"I direct my thoughts to the world of my inner being I see world leaders, friends and adversaries joining together in fellowship to resolve issues, forgiving each other "

Words overheard at a New Age spirit ceremony? No, the silent prayer is the product of the Pentagon Meditation Club, a group that meets at lunchtime every Friday to foment inner peace and goodwill on earth. So far 75 Defense Department employees have taken part, from copier technicians to a Navy captain. "Be all that you can be" was surely never meant like this.

A military man at peace with himself may...

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