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San Francisco 49ers' Anquan Boldin celebrates his touchdown catch with quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco 49ers' Anquan Boldin celebrates his touchdown catch with quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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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.