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Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen on Tuesday looks over a Conductivity-Temperature-Depth carousel, which is used to assist Deepwater Horizon oil spill response efforts by capturing subsurface water samples on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen on Tuesday looks over a Conductivity-Temperature-Depth carousel, which is used to assist Deepwater Horizon oil spill response efforts by capturing subsurface water samples on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana.

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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.