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Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas (3) waves to fans as he walks off the field following a 23-20 loss to Michigan in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas (3) waves to fans as he walks off the field following a 23-20 loss to Michigan in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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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.