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NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, left, talks with crew chief Chip Knaus, right, before the start of a practice session at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Friday June 27, 2014. The NASCAR Kentucky auto race will be Saturday night. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, left, talks with crew chief Chip Knaus, right, before the start of a practice session at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., Friday June 27, 2014. The NASCAR Kentucky auto race will be Saturday night. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

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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.