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Brooklyn Nets' Jason Collins, right, takes a shot over Chicago Bulls' Nazr Mohammed during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 3, 2014, in New York. The Nets won 96-80. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Brooklyn Nets' Jason Collins, right, takes a shot over Chicago Bulls' Nazr Mohammed during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 3, 2014, in New York. The Nets won 96-80. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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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.