Shutdown Veterans Memorial.JPEG-0fdae.jpg - Washington Times
Skip to content

William Swenson, left, from Seattle, Wash., talks with 10th Mountain Division WWII veteran Harrison Coleman, from Novi, Mich., during a ceremony at the WWII Memorial Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington. On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, President Barack Obama is scheduled to award the Metal of Honor to Swenson, a former active duty Army Captain, for conspicuous gallantry. The WWII memorial has been closed due to the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Photo by: Alex Brandon
William Swenson, left, from Seattle, Wash., talks with 10th Mountain Division WWII veteran Harrison Coleman, from Novi, Mich., during a ceremony at the WWII Memorial Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington. On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, President Barack Obama is scheduled to award the Metal of Honor to Swenson, a former active duty Army Captain, for conspicuous gallantry. The WWII memorial has been closed due to the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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.