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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks to his seat as he arrives for the official luncheon at the 13th Asia Security Summit, Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks to his seat as he arrives for the official luncheon at the 13th Asia Security Summit, Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

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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.