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A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his machine gun toward Syrian army positions during an assault on a military base in Tal Sheen, Syria, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
Photo by: Manu Brabo
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his machine gun toward Syrian army positions during an assault on a military base in Tal Sheen, Syria, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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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.