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The AHH-60 Pave Hawk is used by the Air Force to insert special operations forces and rescue downed airmen. Mission demands on the forces are increasing at a time of budget constraints, causing some in the military to express concern. (The Washington Times)

The AHH-60 Pave Hawk is used by the Air Force to insert special operations forces and rescue downed airmen. Mission demands on the forces are increasing at a time of budget constraints, causing some in the military to express concern. (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.