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Baltimore Orioles' Nelson Cruz points to the sky after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Baltimore Orioles' Nelson Cruz points to the sky after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

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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.