Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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Support Enforcement Tracking System

Governmental » State & Local


Correctional Peace Officers Foundation

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Law Enforcement Against Child Harm

Community » Law


Peace Action Education Fund

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Law Enforcement Data System (Oregon State Police)

Governmental » Police


International Peace Research Association

Governmental » Politics



Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


African Union Peace and Security Council

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Justice Development and Peace Commission

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Law Enforcement and Traffic Adjudication System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


National Peace Corps Association

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


World Peace and Prayer Day

Miscellaneous » Days Abbreviations


World Peace and Prayer Day

Community » Religion


Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System

Community » Law


Center for Peace and Conflict Studies

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Minorities In Law Enforcement

Community » Non-Profit Organizations


Professional Peace Officer Education

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Parental Abduction Recovery Enforcement and Network Training

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Peace Officer Basic Academy

Academic & Science » Academic Degrees


Bureau of Field Enforcement

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


Idaho Law Enforcement Telecommunication System 

Miscellaneous » Unclassified


International Law Enforcement Telecommunications Seminar

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Law Enforcement Warning

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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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