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Chris Mahlangu, right, is led away from the court in Ventersdorp, South Africa, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, after receiving a life sentence for the murder of Eugene TerreBlanche. (AP Photo)

Chris Mahlangu, right, is led away from the court in Ventersdorp, South Africa, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, after receiving a life sentence for the murder of Eugene TerreBlanche. (AP Photo)

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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.