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Syrian refugees rest as they cross the border by the Iraqi town of Qaim on Tuesday. In Baghdad, at least 22,300 Iraqis who had fled to Syria several years ago have streamed home in the past three weeks. (Associated Press)

Syrian refugees rest as they cross the border by the Iraqi town of Qaim on Tuesday. In Baghdad, at least 22,300 Iraqis who had fled to Syria several years ago have streamed home in the past three weeks. (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.