300 Marines on ship off Syrian coast

AT SEA - FEBRUARY 26, 2013:  In this handout released by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) (foreground) pulls into formation with the French Marine Nationale anti-submarine frigate Jean de Vienne (D 643) during exercise Proud Manta 2013 in the Ionian Sea on February 26, 2013 at sea. In a response to a alleged chemical weapons attack on its own people by the Syrian regime the USS Mahan, the USS Barry, the USS Ramage, and the USS Gravely, all Arleigh Burke-class destroyers carrying Tomahawk land-attack missiles, are en route or in position in the eastern Mediterranean for a possible strike on Syrian military assets on August 28, 2013.  (Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

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    300 Marines on ship off Syrian coast

Another U.S. Navy warship with 300 Marines has been placed off the coast of Syria in the eastern Mediterranean.