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Atlantis is towed to the Orbitor Processing facility as hundreds of NASA employees gather at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday. The landing of Atlantis marks the end of the 30-year program. (Associated Press)

Atlantis is towed to the Orbitor Processing facility as hundreds of NASA employees gather at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday. The landing of Atlantis marks the end of the 30-year program. (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.