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Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks  smiles while working out on the field during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks smiles while working out on the field during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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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.