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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, left, handles the puck as St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, left, handles the puck as St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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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.