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Gerald "Skip" Murphy, 38, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at a home in Trenton, N.J., when police stormed the house after a dayslong standoff. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Gerald "Skip" Murphy, 38, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at a home in Trenton, N.J., when police stormed the house after a dayslong standoff. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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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.