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“The question for me is can we fashion a very targeted, very limited resolution allowing strikes on a very limited basis, and for only two purposes: one is to retaliate and to punish for the heinous crime that occurred on Aug. 21, and to deter any future use by Assad.” — Rep. Gerald Connolly, Virginia Democrat. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)

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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.