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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, slides safely into second base  for a steal ahead of the throw to Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) during the fifth inning on Friday, May 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, slides safely into second base for a steal ahead of the throw to Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) during the fifth inning on Friday, May 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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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.