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Washington Capitals' Joel Ward (42) plays in the NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Photo by: Keith Srakocic
Washington Capitals' Joel Ward (42) plays in the NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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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.