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International Perspectives Two panels of international space leaders, both moderated by Air Commodore Mark Roberts, Royal Air Force, United Kingdom, spoke at the Strategic Space Symposium of the need for collaboration and cooperation.

"Space is multi-year, multi-agency, and multi-national," said Maj. Gen. Stuart Beare, chief of force development, National Defence, Canada. "This means collaboration, cooperation, coordination, and, ultimately, integration."

Panelists included Brig. Gen. Yves Arnaud, commander, French Joint Space Command, French Ministry of Defence General Staff; Lt. Col. Shlomo Feder, head of Space Branch, Israeli Air Force; OE Hiroshi, director general for International Affairs, Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense, Japan; Air Commodore Jan van Hoof, assistant director capabilities, NATO's Joint Air Power Competence Centre at Kalkar in Germany; and Air Commodore David Steele, air attache, Embassy of Australia, Australian Department of Defence

For more on these panels, click here.

To read more about the Strategic Space Symposium, read the articles in this issue of Space Watch.

Pictured, left to right: Maj. Gen. Stuart Beare, Air Commodore David Steele, and Lt. Col. Shlomo Feder; photo courtesy of the United States Strategic Command.

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2009 (Volume: 8, Issue: 12).

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