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Afghan soldiers stand under their nation’s flag as the U.S. turns over its prison at Bagram Airfield north of Kabul to the Afghan government. It holds about 3,000 inmates, raising fears that militants could be released and endanger U.S. troops. (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.