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Vice President Joe Biden meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Vice President Joe Biden meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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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.