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This image taken from video provided by BP PLC shows the blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico being raised to the surface. (AP Photo/BP PLC)

This image taken from video provided by BP PLC shows the blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico being raised to the surface. (AP Photo/BP PLC)

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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.