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This NOAA satellite image taken on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at 12:45 a.m. EST shows cloud cover and precipitation developing in the Northern Plains, ahead of disturbances in the West. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

This NOAA satellite image taken on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at 12:45 a.m. EST shows cloud cover and precipitation developing in the Northern Plains, ahead of disturbances in the West. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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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.