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In this Aug. 27, 2010, photo, research technician Danielle Fontaine holds a test tube glowing with bioluminescent protein derived from fireflies at a laboratory at Connecticut College in New London, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Photo by: Jessica Hill
In this Aug. 27, 2010, photo, research technician Danielle Fontaine holds a test tube glowing with bioluminescent protein derived from fireflies at a laboratory at Connecticut College in New London, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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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.