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Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) reaches for a loose ball in front of Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) reaches for a loose ball in front of Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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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.