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Teddy Roosevelt's second wife, Edith, wore a robin's-egg blue silk gown with a design of plumes and birds woven in gold thread for the 1905 inaugural. She was the first first lady to hire a social secretary. (Photo courtesy Smithsonial National Museum of American History)

Teddy Roosevelt's second wife, Edith, wore a robin's-egg blue silk gown with a design of plumes and birds woven in gold thread for the 1905 inaugural. She was the first first lady to hire a social secretary. (Photo courtesy Smithsonial National Museum of American History)

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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.