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Officials address the media during a news conference in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. Officials are urging residents of Watertown and surrounding towns to stay indoors. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Photo by: Julio Cortez
Officials address the media during a news conference in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. Officials are urging residents of Watertown and surrounding towns to stay indoors. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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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.