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Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, sits in his car under a tarp as rain halted activity on the first day of qualifications for Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, sits in his car under a tarp as rain halted activity on the first day of qualifications for Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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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.