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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop gets a punch to the face during a break in play by Montreal Canadiens' Brandon Prust  during the second period of an NHL game in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Peter McCabe)

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop gets a punch to the face during a break in play by Montreal Canadiens' Brandon Prust during the second period of an NHL game in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Peter McCabe)

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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.