Acronyms that contain the term peace enforcement

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PJN

Peace & Justice Network of San Joaquin County

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
PLW

Peace, Love, & Wisdom

Community » Religion

   
LE

Law Enforcement

Community » Law

   
PAX

Peace

International » Latin

   
DEA

Drug Enforcement Administration

Medical » Physiology

   
RIP

Rest In Peace

Community

   
DEA

Drug Enforcement Administration

Governmental » FBI Files

   
DEA

Drug Enforcement Administration

Governmental » US Government

   
PFP

Partnership For Peace

Governmental » Military

   
OLP

Our Lady Peace

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
FINCEN

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

Governmental » US Government

   
PBUH

Peace Be Upon Him

Community » Religion

   
CALEA

Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act

Community » Law

   
CALEA

Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act

Computing » Telecom

   
CALEA

Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act

Computing » Networking

   
CALEA

Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act

Computing » Security

   
CALEA

Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act

Governmental » US Government

   
ECRB

Enforcement Case Review Board

Community » Law

   
LEAP

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Community » Law

   
UFPJ

United For Peace and Justice

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
OCSE

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Governmental » US Government

   
PBI

Peace Brigades International

Governmental » Politics

   
PBI

Peace Brigades International

International » Guatemalan

   
FLETC

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Governmental » US Government

   
SPDC

State Peace and Development Council

Governmental » United Nations

   

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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