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Peace Operations
Defining Trends
U.S. Security Interests
Key U.S. Security Policy Issues

Peace Operations
In an environment in which the demand for peace operations has dramatically increased, a principal issue is to how to make use of international organizations for crisis prevention and crisis resolution. Another challenge is to determine where and when the U.S. should become involved in peace operations--recognizing that, in some instances, such operations will require putting U.S. forces in harm's way.

Peace operations embrace a wide range of activities, purposes, and goals. Within the U.N., the following terminology has been adopted:

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