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Colorado's Xavier Johnson shoots over the defense of Washington State's Jordan Railey during an NCAA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Jeremy Papasso) NO SALES

Colorado's Xavier Johnson shoots over the defense of Washington State's Jordan Railey during an NCAA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Jeremy Papasso) NO SALES

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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.