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Armed Syrian rebels stand guard July 25, 2012, as refugees flee Syria at the border crossing by the Iraqi town of Qaim, 200 miles (320 kilometers) west of Baghdad. (Associated Press)
Photo by: Karim Kadim
Armed Syrian rebels stand guard July 25, 2012, as refugees flee Syria at the border crossing by the Iraqi town of Qaim, 200 miles (320 kilometers) west of Baghdad. (Associated Press)

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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.