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Sunni gunmen patrol an empty street leading to a Shiite neighborhood in Beirut on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, after overnight clashes between Sunni and Shiite gunmen. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Photo by: Hussein Malla
Sunni gunmen patrol an empty street leading to a Shiite neighborhood in Beirut on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, after overnight clashes between Sunni and Shiite gunmen. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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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.