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**FILE** Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, lost both of her legs when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. During her recovery, she found a new mission — taking care of those she describes as her military brothers and sisters. (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.