peacekeeping operation


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peacekeeping operation the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
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After a background report, Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Kofi Annan, Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations, about the options for international intervention.
Kieran Dwyer, the chief spokesman for UN Peacekeeping Operations.
Russia has been justifying its rampage through Georgia as a "peacekeeping" operation to end the Tbilisi government's "genocide" and "ethnic cleansing" of South Ossetia.
The European Union began its first military operation, taking over NATO's small peacekeeping mission in the former Yugoslav republic Macedonia .
From the halls of Montezuma to the streets of Sarajevo, battle readiness now requires preparation for urban warfare, as troops increasingly confront both peacekeeping and routine military operations in cities.