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St. Louis Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk, left, and Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand chase after a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk, left, and Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand chase after a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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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.