Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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PP

Peace Party

Governmental » Politics

   
LEA

Local Enforcement Agencies

Governmental » State & Local

   
VFP

Volunteers For Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
PSO

Peace Support Operation

Governmental » Military

   
WFP

Witness For Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
WFP

Witness For Peace

Community » Religion

   
LEC

Law Enforcement Center

Community » Law & Legal

   
DTP

Disturbing The Peace

Community » Law & Legal

   
FPU

Financial Peace University

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
PAE

Peace Arch Entertainment Group, Inc.

Business » AMEX Symbols

   
OLE

Office of Law Enforcement

Governmental » FBI Files

   
OLE

Office of Law Enforcement

Governmental » State & Local

   
PE

Policy Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
PE

Parking Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
PICA

Peace through Interamerican Community Action

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
ED

Enforcement Droid

Miscellaneous » Science Fiction

   
TLE

Tactical Law Enforcement

Community » Law & Legal

   
SOP

Seeds Of Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
LEAP

Law Enforcement Availability Pay

Community » Law & Legal

   
LEO

Law Enforcement Online

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
NEIC

National Enforcement Investigations Center

Computing » Software

   
POM

Peace Of Mind

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
DEA

Death Enforcement Agency

Miscellaneous » Funnies

   
ACES

Association For Children For Enforcement Of Support

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
LEAF

Law Enforcement Access Field

Community » Law & Legal

   

What does peace enforcement mean?

Peace enforcement
Peace enforcement is a practice of ensuring peace in an area or region. Part of a three-part scale between peacekeeping and peacemaking, it is sometimes considered to be the midpoint. Peace enforcement is different from peacemaking where options, possibly including force, are used to bring conflicting parties to negotiations. While it is an approach to maintaining an existing peace, and can thus only be done by an outside party which is recognized as neutral, this is differentiated from peacekeeping largely in the level of force the outside group is willing to use in response to violations of the established peace. The difference between peace enforcement and peacekeeping: Peacekeeping, a role the U.N. has played over the years, is relatively straightforward and, despite its difficulties, comparatively easy. Peacekeeping involves monitoring and enforcing a cease-fire agreed to by two or more former combatants. It proceeds in an atmosphere where peace exists and where the former combatants minimally prefer peace to continued war. Peace-enforcement, as it is used by the Joint Staff, entails the physical interposition of armed forces to separate ongoing combatants to create a cease-fire that does not exist. Boutros-Ghali, on the other hand, uses the term to refer to actions to keep a cease-fire from being violated or to reinstate a failed cease-fire. It is a subtle difference, but it does imply the existence of some will for peace. The American version more realistically portrays another, far more difficult matter. By definition, in a situation for which peace-enforcement is a potentially appropriate response, war and not peace describes the situation, and one or more of the combatants prefer it that way. This means that, unlike peacekeepers, peace enforcers are often not welcomed by one or either side. Rather, they are active fighters who must impose a cease-fire that is opposed by one or both combatants; in the process, the neutrality that distinguishes peacekeepers will most likely be lost.

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