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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.

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** FILE ** In this June 6, 2010, file photo, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) fires its MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire weapons exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. Mahan is at sea participating in the Southeast Anti-Submarine Warfare Integration Training Initiative (SEASWITI) exercise 10-3. The multinational exercise is designed to improve their anti-submarine warfare readiness and proficiency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Gay/Released)

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