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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa runs with the aid of carbon fiber blades. Both of his legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. (Associated Press)

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa runs with the aid of carbon fiber blades. Both of his legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. (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.