A proactive use of military forces by organizations such as the United Nations with the authority to restore and maintain peace. They would not only intervene where fighting already has started be deployed for preventive before the trouble starts. Peace enforcement has developed out of frustrations with the more reactive and passive peacekeeping approach. 364
military intervention to forcefully restore peace between belligerents who may be engaged in combat.
The application of military force or the threat of its use normally pursuant to international authorization to compel compliance with generally accepted resolutions or sanctions to maintain or restore peace and support diplomatic efforts to reach a long-term political settlement; primary purpose is restoration of peace under conditions broadly defined by the international community
Peace enforcement is the coercive use of civil and military sanctions and collective security actions by legitimate, international intervention forces, to assist diplomatic effort to restore peace between belligerents, at least one of whom does not consent to their intervention.
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 than peacemaking where options, possibly including force, are used to bring conflicting parties to negotiations.