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Head coach Mike Shanahan was protective of quarterback John Beck in the first half with his play calls. After halftime, he opened up the offense a bit. Beck had a passer rating of 80.8 in his debut as the Redskins starter Sunday. (Associated Press)

Head coach Mike Shanahan was protective of quarterback John Beck in the first half with his play calls. After halftime, he opened up the offense a bit. Beck had a passer rating of 80.8 in his debut as the Redskins starter Sunday. (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.