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Indiana Pacers' George Hill, left, passes against Cleveland Cavaliers' Luol Deng, from Sudan, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indiana Pacers' George Hill, left, passes against Cleveland Cavaliers' Luol Deng, from Sudan, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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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.