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Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event at the Dallas County Courthouse in Adel, Iowa, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event at the Dallas County Courthouse in Adel, Iowa, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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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.