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Washington Wizards' Martell Webster, left, goes up for a shot as Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Washington Wizards' Martell Webster, left, goes up for a shot as Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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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.