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President Barack Obama pauses in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington. Wednesday, May 30,2012, before signing the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank Act of 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama pauses in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington. Wednesday, May 30,2012, before signing the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank Act of 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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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.