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BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward leaves the oil company's offices in London on Monday in the back of a car. He became the face of BP's failure to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and will step down in October. (Associated Press)

BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward leaves the oil company's offices in London on Monday in the back of a car. He became the face of BP's failure to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and will step down in October. (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.