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NASA workers walk along a platform on the service structure next to space Shuttle Discovery on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Discovery's final launch was delayed until Thursday. (Associated Press)

NASA workers walk along a platform on the service structure next to space Shuttle Discovery on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Discovery's final launch was delayed until Thursday. (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.