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Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad shout slogans as they carry pictures of the president during a sit-in in front of the Syrian Embassy in Beirut on Sunday, March 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Photo by: Bilal Hussein
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad shout slogans as they carry pictures of the president during a sit-in in front of the Syrian Embassy in Beirut on Sunday, March 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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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.