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Kristen Stewart, known for her work in "Twilight," is expanding into new territory with a role in an adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," directed by Walter Salles (left). The film opens in D.C. Friday. (Associated Press)

Kristen Stewart, known for her work in "Twilight," is expanding into new territory with a role in an adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," directed by Walter Salles (left). The film opens in D.C. Friday. (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.