Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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FMEP

Foundation for Middle East Peace

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USIP

United States Institute of Peace

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SLED

State Law Enforcement Division

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WNPJ

Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice

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LEAA

Law Enforcement Assistance Administration

Governmental » FBI Files

   
JVP

Jewish Voice for Peace

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NAPF

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
CSEA

Child Support Enforcement Agency

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LEOFF

Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System

Community » Law

   
NLETS

National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System

Governmental » Police

   
NLETS

National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System

Community » Law

   
PLUR

Peace, Love, Unity, Respect

Community » Religion

   
OLES

Office of Law Enforcement Standards

Governmental » FBI Files

   
CLETS

California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System

Community » Law

   
CLETS

California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System

Governmental » Police

   
PLUR

Peace Love Unity And Respect

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WBPF

Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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NLEOMF

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Community » Law

   
URESA

Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act

Community » Law

   
UJP

United for Justice with Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
PLAY

Peace, Life And You

Community » Religion

   
THUNDER

The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves

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PORAC

Peace Officers Research Association of California

Business » Professional Organizations

   
LLE

Local Law Enforcement

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LInX

Law Enforcement Information Exchange

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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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