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Western New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen C. Hochul is trying to hold on to a seat she won in a special-election upset last year. (Associated Press)

Western New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen C. Hochul is trying to hold on to a seat she won in a special-election upset last year. (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.