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Ecuadorean soldiers patrol the town of Puerto Nuevo in Ecuador, made up primarily of Colombian refugees. Officials say the town is a haven for guerrillas fighting across the border in Colombia's civil war. (Kelly Hearn)

Ecuadorean soldiers patrol the town of Puerto Nuevo in Ecuador, made up primarily of Colombian refugees. Officials say the town is a haven for guerrillas fighting across the border in Colombia's civil war. (Kelly Hearn)

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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.