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Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2009. He made seven starts in 2010 with mixed results, but in 2011 he has become the Nationals' best starter. (Associated Press)

Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2009. He made seven starts in 2010 with mixed results, but in 2011 he has become the Nationals' best starter. (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.