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Gary Oldman, shown in a scene from "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," was called the "Swiss Army knife of acting" because of his versatility by director Tomas Alfredson. The film opens in the U.S. on Friday. (Focus Features via Associated Press)

Gary Oldman, shown in a scene from "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," was called the "Swiss Army knife of acting" because of his versatility by director Tomas Alfredson. The film opens in the U.S. on Friday. (Focus Features via Associated Press)

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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.