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Jim Calhoun, former Connecticut men's basketball coach, watches an NCAA college basketball game between South Florida and Rutgers at the American Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Jim Calhoun, former Connecticut men's basketball coach, watches an NCAA college basketball game between South Florida and Rutgers at the American Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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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.