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President Barack Obama speaks to troops, service-members and military families at the 1st Aviation Support Battalion Hangar at Fort Bliss ,Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Photo by: Tony Gutierrez
President Barack Obama speaks to troops, service-members and military families at the 1st Aviation Support Battalion Hangar at Fort Bliss ,Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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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.