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Demonstrators rally outside the Syrian Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, to protest the crackdown on those who want to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)
Photo by: Mohammed Abu Zaid
Demonstrators rally outside the Syrian Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, to protest the crackdown on those who want to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

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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.