Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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'Institute for Development, Democracy and Peace'

International » Guatemalan


Program on Leadership Studies for Keeping the Peace

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities


Peace Unity Love Living

Community » Religion


Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc.

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Drug Enforcement Administration

Governmental » FDA


Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Community Peace Museums Heritage Foundation

Miscellaneous » Unclassified



Miscellaneous » Unclassified


National Office Of Security Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


National Drug Law Enforcement Agency

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


IFRRO Education and Enforcement Task Force

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Michigan Association of Code Enforcement Officers

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Advance Diploma in Law Enforcement Administration

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Law Enforcement Agencies Data System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified



Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Governmental » FDA


Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Our Lady of Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Rest In Peace

Community » Religion


Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


City Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Team

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


National Commission for Justice and Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


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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