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San Diego State's Skylar Spencer (0) blocks a shot by San Jose State's Issac Thornton (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

San Diego State's Skylar Spencer (0) blocks a shot by San Jose State's Issac Thornton (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

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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.