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Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders grabs the net during a break in the action in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders grabs the net during a break in the action in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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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.