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Seattle Sounders' Marco Pappa, right, and Colorado Rapids' Thomas Piermayr, left, battle for a header, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the first half of an MLS soccer match in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle Sounders' Marco Pappa, right, and Colorado Rapids' Thomas Piermayr, left, battle for a header, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the first half of an MLS soccer match in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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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.