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About 4,000 uniformed re-enactors participated in last weekend’s Battle of Antietam re-enactment near Boonsboro, Md. Another 4,000 plan to take part in a similar event this weekend near Sharpsburg, Md. (Herald-Mail 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.