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Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his second-period goal against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his second-period goal against the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

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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.