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Ocean City, Md., is a major tourist draw, and it’s only a short drive for D.C. residents, who take more vacations than residents of any other large U.S. city. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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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.