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In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, photo, smoke rises after a Syrian mortar shell landed in a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras).
Photo by: Narciso Contreras
In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, photo, smoke rises after a Syrian mortar shell landed in a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras).

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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.