Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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PEO

Peace Enforcement Operations

Governmental » Military

   
PfP

Partnership For Peace (NATO)

Governmental » Military

   
PO

Peace Operations

Governmental » Military

   
PSO

Peace Support Operations (NATO)

Governmental » Military

   
PTC

Peace Through Confrontation

Governmental » Military

   
SEO/SEP

Special Enforcement Operation/special Enforcement Program

Governmental » Military

   
TECS

II Treasury Enforcement Communications System

Governmental » Military

   
ICDP

The International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace

Governmental » Politics

   
IPF

Islamic Peace Fighters

Governmental » Politics

   
RPCV

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

Governmental » US Government

   
HOPE

He Offers Peace Eternal

Community » Religion

   
CFLEPE

Certified Forensic Law Enforcement Polygraph Examiner

Governmental » Police

   
TTYLP!

Take To You Later, Peace!

Internet » Chat

   
IPKF

Indian Peace Keeping Force

Governmental » Military

   
IPKC

Imperial Peace-Keeping Certificate

Miscellaneous » Science Fiction

   
SHIELD

Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division

Miscellaneous » Science Fiction

   
CYPE

Peace River Airport, Canada

Regional » Airport Codes

   
FLETC

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Governmental » FBI Files

   
NPSS

North Peace Secondary School

Community » Schools

   
IDPD

Indian Doctors For Peace And Development

Medical

   
ITEA

Illinois Truck Enforcement Association

Business » Professional Organizations

   
LETA

Law Enforcement Training Academy

Community » Law

   
LETA

Law Enforcement Thermographers Association

Business » Professional Organizations

   
CLEOC

Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center

Governmental » Military

   
CSE

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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