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Los Angeles Clippers (32) Blake Griffin dunks against Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Knight, back, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Los Angeles Clippers (32) Blake Griffin dunks against Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Knight, back, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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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.