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This image provided by IntelCenter shows a television frame grab of al Qaeda's No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri in a video posted Wednesday Sept. 15, 2010 on militant websites. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

This image provided by IntelCenter shows a television frame grab of al Qaeda's No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri in a video posted Wednesday Sept. 15, 2010 on militant websites. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

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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.