Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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Associate Peace Corps Director

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Peace Valley, MO

Miscellaneous » ZIP Codes


Messenger Of Peace

Governmental » United Nations


Counter Narcotics Enforcement

Governmental » Military


Division of Code Enforcement and Administration

Governmental » State & Local


International Network of Museums for Peace

Community » Museums


Peace And Environment Resource Centre

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Islamic Peace Fighters

Governmental » Politics


Law Enforcement Assistance Unit (FAA)

Governmental » Military


Law Enforcement and Counterintelligence Center (DOD)

Governmental » Military


Law Enforcement Desk

Governmental » Military


Law Enforcement Detachment

Governmental » Military


Law Enforcement Operations

Governmental » Military


The International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace

Governmental » Politics


Spread Love And Peace

Community » Religion


Peace and Relaxation



Law Enforcement Sensitive

Governmental » Military


Generic Drug Enforcement Act of 1992

Governmental » FDA


Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders



Law Enforcement Motorcycle Association

Business » Professional Organizations


Olof Palme Peace Foundation

Governmental » United Nations


Peace Research Institute of Oslo

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities


Grandma Of Peace

Miscellaneous » Funnies


Stillness, Peace, Activated Consciousness, and Exploration

Miscellaneous » Hobbies


Women For Peace Network

Governmental » Politics


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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