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Big Brown, shown here in this file photo, is the 11th horse since 1979 to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness — the first two legs of the Triple Crown. **Getty Images**

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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.