Engaging on 'Smart Security', Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French Air Force General Stephane Abrial attended the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on the 18 and 19 November 2011.
Abrial participated in a panel entitled “But can we afford it? Smart security in the age of less”.
“The [economic crisis] means that we have to address the challenges and the risks, and we need to take into account the level of resources. Doing better with less means doing more together.” said Abrial, presenting his on-going work on Smart Defence.
He also took part in an evening dinner session about “Today’s technologies, tomorrow’s battles, and the laws that govern them” where he discussed legal issues concerning current and emerging challenges.
This annual meeting is a forum and network for decision-makers providing government, militaries, business, academia, and the media the opportunity to discuss future collaboration in the face of emerging threats in a changing world.
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