Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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Peace Enforcement Operations

Governmental » Military


Partnership For Peace (NATO)

Governmental » Military


Peace Operations

Governmental » Military


Peace Support Operations (NATO)

Governmental » Military


Peace Through Confrontation

Governmental » Military


Special Enforcement Operation/special Enforcement Program

Governmental » Military


II Treasury Enforcement Communications System

Governmental » Military


The International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace

Governmental » Politics


Islamic Peace Fighters

Governmental » Politics


Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

Governmental » US Government


He Offers Peace Eternal

Community » Religion


Certified Forensic Law Enforcement Polygraph Examiner

Governmental » Police


Take To You Later, Peace!

Internet » Chat


Indian Peace Keeping Force

Governmental » Military


Imperial Peace-Keeping Certificate

Miscellaneous » Science Fiction


Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division

Miscellaneous » Science Fiction


Peace River Airport, Canada

Regional » Airport Codes


Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Governmental » FBI Files


North Peace Secondary School

Community » Schools


Indian Doctors For Peace And Development



Illinois Truck Enforcement Association

Business » Professional Organizations


Law Enforcement Training Academy

Community » Law


Law Enforcement Thermographers Association

Business » Professional Organizations


Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center

Governmental » Military


Child Support Enforcement

Governmental » State & Local


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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