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FILE - This Aug. 17, 2013 file photo shows U.S. singer Beyonce Knowles performing at the V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex, Britain. Beyoncé and Jay Z lead in nominations for the BET Awards. The network announced Wednesday that the performers are both nominated for five awards, along with Drake. Pharrell and rising performer August Alsina have four nominations. The BET Awards will air live on June 29 from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

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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.