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Photo by: Ariel Schalit
In this photo taken Thursday, July 12, 2012, freed Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, center, speaks with the French Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot at the ambassador’s residence in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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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.