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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks to reporters at an NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The 49ers are scheduled to play the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC Championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks to reporters at an NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The 49ers are scheduled to play the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC Championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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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.