In August 2017, Cabinet agreed to increase New Zealand's contribution to the NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan by an additional three personnel.
Defence Midpoint Rebalancing Review 2013
In 2013, the Government undertook the Defence Midpoint Rebalancing Review (DMRR) in order to achieve a long-term balance between defence policy, capability and funding.
Peace Support Operations Review - In 2013 Cabinet considered the Peace Support Operations Review. At the time, New Zealand had just drawn down from three substantive long-term deployments – Afghanistan, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste – and it was agreed that it was time to take stock of New Zealand’s commitments to international peace support operations.