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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, left, battles for the ball against Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo during first half NBA basketball game in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, left, battles for the ball against Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo during first half NBA basketball game in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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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.