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Miami Marlins third base coach Brett Butler, left, congratulates Reed Johnson on his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Miami Marlins third base coach Brett Butler, left, congratulates Reed Johnson on his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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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.