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Closer Drew Storen (22) and catcher Wilson Ramos celebrate after the Nationals won 2-0 to avoid a three-game sweep  by the Rockies. Washington is 46-46 at the All-Star break. (Associated Press)

Closer Drew Storen (22) and catcher Wilson Ramos celebrate after the Nationals won 2-0 to avoid a three-game sweep by the Rockies. Washington is 46-46 at the All-Star break. (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.