Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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Peace Initiative International for Africa

Regional » African


Correctional Peace Officer I

Community » Law


Compliance and Enforcement Branch (CFSAN)

Governmental » FDA


Program and Enforcement Branch

Governmental » FDA


Program Enforcement Branch

Governmental » FDA


Office of Enforcement (ORA)

Governmental » FDA


Port Townsend Peace Movement



World's Children Peace Monument

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Division of Programs and Enforcement Policy (OPDFB) (CFSAN)

Governmental » FDA


Division of Programs and Enforcement Policy (OS) (CFSAN)

Governmental » FDA


Division of Enforcement (CFSAN)

Governmental » FDA


Division of Enforcement A (CDRH)

Governmental » FDA


Division of Enforcement B (CDRH)

Governmental » FDA


Peace in The World

Community » Religion


Love, Peace, Happiness

Internet » Chat


Law Enforcement Coordination Committee

Governmental » FDA


senior federal law enforcement official

Governmental » FDA


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Department of Homeland Security)

Governmental » FDA


National Judgment Enforcement Agency

Business » Firms


Peace Officer

Governmental » Police


United Peace Relief Detroit

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Spread Love And Peace

Community » Religion


Messenger Of Peace

Governmental » United Nations


Law Enforcement Alliance of America

Business » Professional Organizations


Generic Drug Enforcement Act of 1992

Governmental » FDA


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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