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Brooklyn Nets' Andrei Kirilenko (47) drives against Portland Trail Blazers' Will Barton (5) and Victor Claver (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

Brooklyn Nets' Andrei Kirilenko (47) drives against Portland Trail Blazers' Will Barton (5) and Victor Claver (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

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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.