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Felix Baumgartner made two shorter jumps in preparation for a 23-mile free fall from a balloon-hoisted capsule over New Mexico planned for Tuesday morning. (Associated Press)

Felix Baumgartner made two shorter jumps in preparation for a 23-mile free fall from a balloon-hoisted capsule over New Mexico planned for Tuesday morning. (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.