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A U.S. Air Force honor guard carries the remains of a killed sailor from a C-17 Air Force aircraft at the U.S. air base in Ramstein, Germany, on Oct. 13, 2000. (U.S. Air Force via Associated Press)

A U.S. Air Force honor guard carries the remains of a killed sailor from a C-17 Air Force aircraft at the U.S. air base in Ramstein, Germany, on Oct. 13, 2000. (U.S. Air Force 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.