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Penn State's Maggie Lucas (33) is fouled by Iowa's Kali Peschel (25) during first half  of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Penn State's Maggie Lucas (33) is fouled by Iowa's Kali Peschel (25) during first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

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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.