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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom rifled in the winning goal in overtime against Anaheim on Nov. 1. He forced OT by scoring with 42 seconds left in regulation time. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom rifled in the winning goal in overtime against Anaheim on Nov. 1. He forced OT by scoring with 42 seconds left in regulation time. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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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.