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Pentagon employee Christy Heib wipes her eyes while sitting on a bench at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington on Monday. Ms. Heib says the Sept. 11 attacks are why she began a government career. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)

Pentagon employee Christy Heib wipes her eyes while sitting on a bench at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington on Monday. Ms. Heib says the Sept. 11 attacks are why she began a government career. (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.