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** FILE ** The closing of the detention facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was one of President Obama's chief campaign pledges. (AP Photo)

** FILE ** The closing of the detention facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was one of President Obama's chief campaign pledges. (AP Photo)

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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.