International intervention in failing states that threaten peace and security does not by itself make the world safer. Too often, when intervening forces are unable to change the circumstances that breed violence, the intervention stalls and old animosities reignite. If international intervention is to be effective, its first task must be the attainment of viable peace.
With his co-editors, Covey and Hawley, Dziedzic provides a thorough, authoritative, and focused analysis of how these issues were addressed in the Kosovo operation. The practical experience of the editors and their contributors shines through in an analysis that covers advance planning, dealing with continuing conflict, and defeating extremism, as well as promoting the rule of law and developing a viable political economy.Lawrence D. Freedman, - Foreign Affairs