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Former President George H.W. Bush takes the wheel of his boat in Kennebunkport, Maine, during the filming of the documentary "41," which premieres Thursday on HBO. (HBO via Associated Press)

Former President George H.W. Bush takes the wheel of his boat in Kennebunkport, Maine, during the filming of the documentary "41," which premieres Thursday on HBO. (HBO 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.