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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, razor wire and towers contain the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, in Wetumpka, Ala. In January 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing report that put a spotlight on what it called conditions of sexual abuse and harassment by correctional staff at the Alabama’s only prison for women. State officials vehemently disagree with the federal assessment. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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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.