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The Iron Dome protects the port town of Ashdod. The Israeli Defense Force said the system has intercepted at least 359 of the more than 1,000 rockets since attacks began Nov. 14. (Associated Press)

The Iron Dome protects the port town of Ashdod. The Israeli Defense Force said the system has intercepted at least 359 of the more than 1,000 rockets since attacks began Nov. 14. (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.