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Atlanta Hawks guard Louis Williams (3) takes a shot against Washington Wizards forward Martell Webster (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Hawks guard Louis Williams (3) takes a shot against Washington Wizards forward Martell Webster (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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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.