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In June, superstar LeBron James (left) could finally call himself a champion after the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games to win the NBA title. James was the league MVP and the NBA Finals MVP. (Associated Press)

In June, superstar LeBron James (left) could finally call himself a champion after the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games to win the NBA title. James was the league MVP and the NBA Finals MVP. (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.