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A Saudi Arabian woman drives a car in Riyadh as part of a campaign to defy the kingdom's prohibition on women behind the wheel. A woman in her 30s was sentenced Tuesday to 10 lashes for violating the ban. (Associated Press)

A Saudi Arabian woman drives a car in Riyadh as part of a campaign to defy the kingdom's prohibition on women behind the wheel. A woman in her 30s was sentenced Tuesday to 10 lashes for violating the ban. (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.