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Pro-Syrian regime protesters hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad and shout slogans against the Arab League outside the Syrian foreign ministry in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)
Photo by: Muzaffar Salman
Pro-Syrian regime protesters hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad and shout slogans against the Arab League outside the Syrian foreign ministry in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

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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.