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Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince (21) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince (21) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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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.