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A Mai-Mai child soldier, recently demobilized by the United Nations, says he has nothing to do now and is considering a return to fighting. It is a decision many may make if not offered an alternative. (Lindsay Branham/Special to The Washington Times)

A Mai-Mai child soldier, recently demobilized by the United Nations, says he has nothing to do now and is considering a return to fighting. It is a decision many may make if not offered an alternative. (Lindsay Branham/Special to 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.