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Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin Republican, (right) played the role of host,  welcoming his counterparts from across the country. Some of the governors thought to have potential presidential ambitions were a study in contrasts at the Milwaukee meeting.
(Associated Press)

Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin Republican, (right) played the role of host, welcoming his counterparts from across the country. Some of the governors thought to have potential presidential ambitions were a study in contrasts at the Milwaukee meeting. (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.