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Samantha Peele of Ashburn, Va., brought her two sons, Ryan, 5½, and Jason, 2, to Opening Day at Nationals Park in Southeast Washington on Thursday. The weather made bundling up a requirement for sitting through the 2-0 loss. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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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.