20120209-171012-pic-534461668.jpg - Washington Times
Skip to content

John F. Kennedy's radically altered appearance during the president's seven sittings posed a challenge to portrait painter Elaine de Kooning, who created 23 versions but was most pleased with an abstract expressionist work that captured his kinetic energy. (Photograph provided by the National Portrait Gallery)

John F. Kennedy's radically altered appearance during the president's seven sittings posed a challenge to portrait painter Elaine de Kooning, who created 23 versions but was most pleased with an abstract expressionist work that captured his kinetic energy. (Photograph provided by the National Portrait Gallery)

Featured Photo Galleries

Mahan 3.jpg

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.