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Commandos to unleash fury in downtown Tampa, but it’s just a demonstration (w/video)

TAMPA — Machines of war will unleash their fury in downtown Tampa on Wednesday afternoon, but it’s just a demonstration.

Special operations forces from around the world are scheduled to stage a mock confrontation of good guys versus bad guys from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Tampa Convention Center.

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The event will involve fast boats on the water, commandos dropped by helicopter, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn as a rescue target.

It’s part of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, which runs through Thursday.

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The conference, put on by U.S. Special Operations Command and the National Defense Industrial Association, draws about 11,000 people and features a series of panel discussions and presentations plus an expo hall where defense contractors show their wares to military forces from across the globe.

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