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SDS wants USF to end its association with CENTCOM listen

11/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: SDS, USF, Tampa, CENTCOM, MacDill Air Force Base, education


The U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in southwest Asia are coordinated from Tampa at U.S. Central Command – CENTCOM; in a press conference Thursday afternoon Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society launched a campaign to end the relationship between the University of South Florida and CENTCOM and another command, U.S. SOUTHCOM, based in the Miami area.

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Peace activists to demonstrate against action in Iraq Friday at MacDill listen

06/24/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Iraq, CENTCOM, MacDill, Macdill AFB, St. Pete for Peace, peace, War


Local peace groups will protest possible U.S. military actions in Iraq this week near the Tampa command center for southwest Asia.

United States Central Command is housed at South Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base and for years, anti-war demonstrations have used the location to oppose military strikes.

During a forum on Iraq in St. Petersburg Monday night hosted by St. Pete for Peace, participants decided to [protest outside MacDill this Friday at 4 p.m.](htt...

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Mr. Altman goes to Afghanistan

06/12/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
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Warren Elly talks to a Tampa Tribune journalist about Afghanistan and what will happen to it after American supervision.

Today... what's happening in Afghanistan, and perhaps most important..what happens when most US forces pull out next year. Does the country revert back to Taliban control to the way it was before 10 years of war and over 18-thousand U-S personnel wounded, over 2-thousand 2 hundred killed? My guest is 26 year veteran journalist Howard Altman, the Tampa Tribune senior wri...

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Dozens of Bradley Manning supporters rally outside gates of MacDill AFB in Tampa listen

06/03/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The trial of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning began Monday in Maryland.

Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks. In a hearing earlier this year Manning said he did so to help the American people learn the truth about the wars being fought in their names.

Monday during the opening statement his attorney said Manning was young and naive, but he had good intentions and thought he could make the world a better place.


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Tampa activist receives thank-you letter from Bradley Manning; direct action planned at MacDill AFB listen

05/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Tampa supporters of Private Bradley Manning are planning direct action outside MacDill Air Force base on June 1. MacDill is the home of U.S. Central Command. It’s part of a nationwide coordinated day of action and is being organized locally by the Tampa Bay Bradley Manning Support Network.

From his prison cell, Manning recently thanked an active member...


Activists protest Petraeus appearance listen

01/15/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Thursday evening protesters gathered in front of the Rennaisance Vinoy Resort to denounce the St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce for choosing Central Command General David H Petraeus to give the keynote speech at their 110th annual dinner.

It was a great day for a protest at St Petersburg’s Straub park on the shores of Tampa Bay. 68 degrees...

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Special Operations Command Central groundbreaking at MacDill listen

10/29/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The U.S. military’s Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new headquarters in Tampa this morning at MacDill Air Force Base. SOCCENT is a subordinate unified command of US Central Command.

SOCCENT’s rear headquarters is at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, and their forward headquarters is in the Persian Gulf country of Qatar.

Major General Cleveland: “Special Operations Command Central has operational control of the theater spec...

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General Anthony Zinni, Afghanistan and the Limits of Military Power

08/12/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity program. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll speak with the former commander-in-chief of CENTCOM in Tampa, and later we'll speak with two journalists who have spent three decades covering Afghanistan. But first some listener comments about yesterday's interview with Eric Bates of Rolling Stone Magazine about President Obama's first six months in office.

On the first part of today's program we'll talk about leadership, Afghanistan, Iraq and the uses of military ...

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