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Washington Redskins running back Ryan Torain runs for a 20-yard touchdown during the second quarter of the NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Washington Redskins running back Ryan Torain runs for a 20-yard touchdown during the second quarter of the NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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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.