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Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka poses for photographers with his Australian Open trophy on the banks of the Yarra River following his win over Spain's Rafael Nadal on Sunday evening in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka poses for photographers with his Australian Open trophy on the banks of the Yarra River following his win over Spain's Rafael Nadal on Sunday evening in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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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.