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Sandy Adams, Florida Republican, says the House GOP bill will not include "controversial issues that would actually detract" from the Violence Against Women Act. (Associated Press)

Sandy Adams, Florida Republican, says the House GOP bill will not include "controversial issues that would actually detract" from the Violence Against Women Act. (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.