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Photo by: Lefteris Pitarakis
The Shard (left), a newly-constructed high-rise building that is Europe’s tallest, rises high above the Tower Bridge in London on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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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.