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Manuel Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night in Florida, barring a last-minute stay. He was convicted of killing nine people in 1986. (Miami Herald via Associated Press)

Manuel Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night in Florida, barring a last-minute stay. He was convicted of killing nine people in 1986. (Miami Herald 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.