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Instructor: Doug “Odie” Slocum

A Pacific Powder Keg? China and Taiwan is a concise look at the history and political landscape that has led to ongoing tensions in the Pacific. We will look at the military balance of power in the region as well as assess likely flashpoints, and conclude with an insightful dialog on what lies ahead for Taiwan and hear educated predications on what the future holds in the region.

About the Presenter: Retiring as a brigadier general in 2019, Doug “Odie” Slocum has 35 years’ experience with the Air Force and the Air National Guard. His last assignment was as the commanding general of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Odie is a career fighter pilot with more than 4,100 hours flying F-4, F-16, and A-10 aircraft. He is well known in Southeast Michigan for expanding partnerships to new levels and initiating several pioneering projects, bringing together coalitions from across the community, state, and nation.

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