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Center Nicklas Backstrom (19) is the Capitals' scoring leader with 13 goals and 29 assists while playing in all 38 games. Backstrom suffered a head injury during a 3-1 win over Calgary on Tuesday night. (Associated Press)

Center Nicklas Backstrom (19) is the Capitals' scoring leader with 13 goals and 29 assists while playing in all 38 games. Backstrom suffered a head injury during a 3-1 win over Calgary on Tuesday night. (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.