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Event specialists unload fences to block off key locations and direct traffic in preparation for Wednesday's commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Event specialists unload fences to block off key locations and direct traffic in preparation for Wednesday's commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington. (Andrew S. Geraci/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.