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** FILE ** Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammare)
Photo by: Hassan Ammar
** FILE ** Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammare)

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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.