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Baylor guard Gary Franklin (4) defends against a shot by Kansas' Naadir Tharpe (10) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Baylor guard Gary Franklin (4) defends against a shot by Kansas' Naadir Tharpe (10) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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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.