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This satellite image shows North Korea’s Tongchang-ri launch facility, including the launch pad (center left), the rocket engine test stand (bottom) and the assembly building (top in green) on the nation’s northwest coast on March 28, 2012. (Associated Press/DigitalGlobe)

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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.