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New Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, right, sits next to General Manager Martin Mayhew at Ford Field in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Caldwell previously was the Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

New Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, right, sits next to General Manager Martin Mayhew at Ford Field in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Caldwell previously was the Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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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.