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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. The Rams won 24-17. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. The Rams won 24-17. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

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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.