Robots, rappelling, rifles: Showcase of special ops gadgets

It's like a supermarket for Navy SEALs. A grocery store for Green Berets. A Costco for commandoes. It's a conference for military special operations forces and their gadgets, weapons and tools. The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is held yearly in Tampa. Here, the U.S. Special Operations Command — the Tampa-based unit that oversees all of the nation's elite military teams — shops for equipment. Lantern-jawed Marines in camo mingle with computer geeks in chinos who run comp...