Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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UNCLE

United Network Command For Law And Enforcement

Community » Law

   
LEADS

Law Enforcement Automated Data System

Community » Law

   
WPMA

World Peace Music Awards

Community » Music

   
WFWP

Women's Federation For World Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
WLEM

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial

Community » Law

   
WLEM

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial

Community

   
MCLEF

Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
MCLEF

Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation

Governmental » Military

   
WPPS

World Peace Prayer Society

Community » Religion

   
WYPS

World Youth Peace Summit

Governmental » United Nations

   
LEIU

Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit

Governmental » FBI Files

   
MC-LEF

Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
UNPF

United Nations Peace Forces

Governmental » United Nations

   
ACFP

A Cry For Peace

Community

   
ACSES

Automated Child Support Enforcement System

Governmental » US Government

   
LESO

Law Enforcement Support Office

Governmental » Military

   
UNCLE

United Network Command For Law Enforcement

Community » Media

   
RESPECT

Respect Equality Socialism Peace Environment Community Trade

Community

   
NEPAL

Never Ending Peace And Love

Community » Religion

   
RESPECT

Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environment, Community, Trade

Governmental » US Government

   
CFWP

Coalition For World Peace

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
NOTE

Neighborhood Oriented Traffic Enforcement

Community

   
DLEA

Drug Law Enforcement Agency

Governmental » Military

   
OLEC

Office of Law Enforcement Coordination

Governmental » FBI Files

   
WLEA

Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy

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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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