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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steve Stamkos, left, celebrates his second goal of the period with teammate Alex Killorn during first period NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Wednesday March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steve Stamkos, left, celebrates his second goal of the period with teammate Alex Killorn during first period NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Wednesday March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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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.