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The Navy Blue Angels have been thrilling audiences for more than six decades. But federal budget woes and proposed deficit cutting have some inside and outside the military raising questions about the millions it costs annually to produce military air shows. (Associated Press)

The Navy Blue Angels have been thrilling audiences for more than six decades. But federal budget woes and proposed deficit cutting have some inside and outside the military raising questions about the millions it costs annually to produce military air shows. (Associated Press)

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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.