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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) takes a shot over Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March. 4, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) takes a shot over Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March. 4, 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.