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Illinois Sen. Barack Obama waves after delivering Howard University's convocation address. In his speech, the Democratic presidential hopeful said he would end the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. (Antonio Franco/The Washington Times)

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama waves after delivering Howard University's convocation address. In his speech, the Democratic presidential hopeful said he would end the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. (Antonio Franco/The Washington Times)

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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.