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President Barack Obama gives a thumbs-up and Vice President Joe Biden applauds Army Ranger 1st Class Cory Remsburg during the president's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama gives a thumbs-up and Vice President Joe Biden applauds Army Ranger 1st Class Cory Remsburg during the president's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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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.