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Rosa Maria Peralta visits her son’s bedroom at her home in San Diego shortly after his death. Sgt. Rafael Peralta was killed in action in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

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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.