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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, center, on his arrival in Johannesburg Wednesday Jan 15, 2014. Mayweather Jr. is in the country for a six-day visit that the government hopes will help "resuscitate" boxing in the country. (AP Photo)

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, center, on his arrival in Johannesburg Wednesday Jan 15, 2014. Mayweather Jr. is in the country for a six-day visit that the government hopes will help "resuscitate" boxing in the country. (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.