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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg steps onto the field for practice at Nationals Park on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Washington. The Nationals home-opener is scheduled for Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg steps onto the field for practice at Nationals Park on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Washington. The Nationals home-opener is scheduled for Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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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.