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Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, watches as St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller deflects a puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, right, watches as St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller deflects a puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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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.