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Virginia Commonwealth's Mo Alie-Cox, right, hauls in a rebound over Saint Louis's Dwayne Evans during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

Virginia Commonwealth's Mo Alie-Cox, right, hauls in a rebound over Saint Louis's Dwayne Evans during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

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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.