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Kizza Besigye, leader of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, displays pre-marked ballots during a news conference Saturday. He was Mr. Museveni's closest rival, winning about 22 percent of the votes. (Associated Press)

Kizza Besigye, leader of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, displays pre-marked ballots during a news conference Saturday. He was Mr. Museveni's closest rival, winning about 22 percent of the votes. (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.