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Cincinnati forward Justin Jackson (5) looks to shoot against Rutgers forward Junior Etou (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

Cincinnati forward Justin Jackson (5) looks to shoot against Rutgers forward Junior Etou (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

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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.