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Olivia, 8, of Olathe, Kan., cools off in a waterfall at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. Temperatures in the high 90s are expected to linger through Friday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Olivia, 8, of Olathe, Kan., cools off in a waterfall at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. Temperatures in the high 90s are expected to linger through Friday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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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.