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Francis Scott Key is still No. 1 on America's hit parade with his 197-year-old song, "The Star-Spangled Banner," no matter how off-Key it is performed. (Associated Press)

Francis Scott Key is still No. 1 on America's hit parade with his 197-year-old song, "The Star-Spangled Banner," no matter how off-Key it is performed. (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.