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Pope Francis reaches out to kiss a child as he arrives to the Aparecida Basilicia in Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Pope Francis reaches out to kiss a child as he arrives to the Aparecida Basilicia in Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

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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.