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Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) flips his bat as he walks back to the dugout after striking out in the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, May 5, 2014 in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) flips his bat as he walks back to the dugout after striking out in the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, May 5, 2014 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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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.