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Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks at Wednesday's memorial service for fallen MIT Officer Sean Collier, fatally shot  during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. With bagpipes wailing, the line of mourners stretched for a half-mile.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks at Wednesday's memorial service for fallen MIT Officer Sean Collier, fatally shot during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. With bagpipes wailing, the line of mourners stretched for a half-mile.

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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.