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** FILE ** Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., questions Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing focusing on the Defense Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2015. The committee's ranking member Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. is at left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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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.