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Staff Sgt. Marie Martinson, one of two female bomb techs in the 88th Air Base Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, is seen here in Afghanistan with a robot pack beside her. (U.S. Air Force)

Staff Sgt. Marie Martinson, one of two female bomb techs in the 88th Air Base Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, is seen here in Afghanistan with a robot pack beside her. (U.S. Air Force)

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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.