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Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson (7) drives to the basket around Miami Heat defender LeBron James (6) in the first half of Game 1 in an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson (7) drives to the basket around Miami Heat defender LeBron James (6) in the first half of Game 1 in an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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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.