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In this July 22, 2014, file photo, New York City police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Photo by: Richard Drew
In this July 22, 2014, file photo, New York City police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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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.