Definitions for "Peace enforcement"
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