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Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo (36) checks New York Rangers' Brad Richards (19) during the first period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo)

Philadelphia Flyers' Zac Rinaldo (36) checks New York Rangers' Brad Richards (19) during the first period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo)

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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.