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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, waits to order a coffee in the presidential lounge before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, waits to order a coffee in the presidential lounge before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)

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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.