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Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins (3) gets fouled by Creighton forward Ethan Wragge as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Francis Gardler)

Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins (3) gets fouled by Creighton forward Ethan Wragge as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Francis Gardler)

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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.