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peeskee ping

  • n  the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
  • a  of or relating to the preservation of peace between hostile groups by international military forces
    a peacekeeping force

  • Menaced by al-Qaeda, peacekeeping forces become neighborly with Lebanon's powerful Shi'a group.
  • First official NATO peacekeeping troops arrive in Sarajevo aboard three camouflaged C-130 transport planes; two Americans are part of this advance contingent.
  • An interview with the man in charge of running the peacekeeping operation in the immense and immensely troubled African country.
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  • Condoleezza Rice in Times Online
    Dr Rice, who met the Prime Minister and David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, said: "I do think the alliance is facing a real test here. Our populations need to understand this is not a peacekeeping mission."
  • Vladimir Putin in TVNZ
    Russia, of course, will take its peacekeeping mission to a logical conclusion. We will strive for working relations with all participants of this conflict, and that, of course, includes the Georgian side,Putin said.
  • Meles Zenawi in Canoe.ca
    It would be strange if the Shabab and others did not try to capitalize on the fact that a significant proportion of the peacekeeping operation in Somalia was leaving and to try to fill in whatever vacuum they feel there is,Meles said. "But...

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