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The United States' last B53 nuclear bomb was dismantled Tuesday at the Pantex Plant just outside Amarillo, Texas. It is a milestone in President Obama's efforts to reduce the number of nuclear weapons. (Associated Press)

The United States' last B53 nuclear bomb was dismantled Tuesday at the Pantex Plant just outside Amarillo, Texas. It is a milestone in President Obama's efforts to reduce the number of nuclear weapons. (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.