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Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, goes up to block the shot of Indiana Pacers guard George Hill during the first half of game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, left, goes up to block the shot of Indiana Pacers guard George Hill during the first half of game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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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.