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VIERA, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Matt Stairs #24 of the Washington Nationals poses during Photo Day on Friday, February 25, 2011 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. (Photo by Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos)

VIERA, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Matt Stairs #24 of the Washington Nationals poses during Photo Day on Friday, February 25, 2011 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. (Photo by Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos)

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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.