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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is on trial for war crimes in Sierra Leone, but many Liberians want him to face justice for massacres, rapes and torture committed during his rule of their country. (International Criminal Court via Associated Press)

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is on trial for war crimes in Sierra Leone, but many Liberians want him to face justice for massacres, rapes and torture committed during his rule of their country. (International Criminal Court via 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.