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Washington Nationals' Denard Span hits a triple and scores on a fielding error by Houston Astros right fielder George Springer during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Washington Nationals' Denard Span hits a triple and scores on a fielding error by Houston Astros right fielder George Springer during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

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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.