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Tropical Storm Isaac, in the lower right corner, moves over the Lesser Antilles in a satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration taken on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at 1:45 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Tropical Storm Isaac, in the lower right corner, moves over the Lesser Antilles in a satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration taken on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at 1:45 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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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.