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Redskins tight end Niles Paul is just in his second season, but coach Mike Shanahan already says he is reminiscent of Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe. Shanahan coached Sharpe in Denver. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Redskins tight end Niles Paul is just in his second season, but coach Mike Shanahan already says he is reminiscent of Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe. Shanahan coached Sharpe in Denver. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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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.