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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris throws to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris throws to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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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.