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Protesters stand outside the entrance of the Iowa Air National Guard base before being arrested, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The protesters were rallying against the use of drones to carry out military strikes. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Protesters stand outside the entrance of the Iowa Air National Guard base before being arrested, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The protesters were rallying against the use of drones to carry out military strikes. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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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.