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President Barack Obama greets people  at the Union Depot in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, after he announced a new competition encouraging investments for job creation and infrastructure as part of his "Year of Action." (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

President Barack Obama greets people at the Union Depot in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, after he announced a new competition encouraging investments for job creation and infrastructure as part of his "Year of Action." (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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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.