Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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Universal Peace Federation

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Law Enforcement Standards Board

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Children's World Peace Organization

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Peace Honor and Truth

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Black Peace Now

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Peace Officers Annuity and Benefit

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Bubble of Peace

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Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement

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Law Enforcement Detention Center

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National Standards Enforcement Agency

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Lama Gangchen Peace Times

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Interest Group on Peace and Security

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Mighty Peace Harley Davidson

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Cambodian Children's House of Peace

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Peace Theological Seminary

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Law Enforcement Training Division

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Drug Abuse Law Enforcement

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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's

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Aldermaston Womens Peace Campaign

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Women Strike for Peace

Miscellaneous » Funnies


Heavy Enforcement Assault Team

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Student Panthers For Peace

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Women Praying For Peace

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Child Support Enforcement Division

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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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