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Known as the "Shindand boneyard," scraps of Soviet aircraft from the 1980s litter the landscape at Shindand Air Base, an Afghan military base in the westernmost province of Herat. (Kristina Wong/The Washington Times)

Known as the "Shindand boneyard," scraps of Soviet aircraft from the 1980s litter the landscape at Shindand Air Base, an Afghan military base in the westernmost province of Herat. (Kristina Wong/The Washington Times)

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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.