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St. Louis Blues' Derek Roy (12) and Los Angeles Kings' Matt Frattin (21) reach for a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

St. Louis Blues' Derek Roy (12) and Los Angeles Kings' Matt Frattin (21) reach for a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

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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.