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Thai prime minister-to-be Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. Recently elected Thai lawmakers gathered for the official opening of parliament Monday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai prime minister-to-be Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. Recently elected Thai lawmakers gathered for the official opening of parliament Monday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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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.