Richard Sisk Editor Richard Sisk

Richard Sisk has more than 40 years experience in journalism as a reporter and editor for the wire services and the N.Y. Daily News. He has embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reported from Beirut, Tel Aviv, Bosnia, Kosovo, Panama, Haiti, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Eritrea and other conflict zones. He has also covered five presidential campaigns while working from Washington, D.C.

Sisk was born in Brooklyn and is a 1965 graduate of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., with a degree in political science. He served with the 2nd Battalion Fourth Marines in Vietnam in 1967-68.

Captains Deployed to Afghanistan Get ‘Pink Slip'

afghan rifle fires 600x400 | Jul 23, 2014

At least 48 Army captains serving in Afghanistan are among nearly 1,200 captains who have essentially been given pink slips forcing them to leave the military as part of the Army's drawdown, service officials said Wednesday. In addition to the 48 in Afghanistan, another 39 captains deployed overseas were also on the so-called captains' "hit ... more

More Military Bases to Open For Border Kids

Flor Garcia, 19, of Honduras, holding her one-year-old daughter, Flor Fernandez, turned themselves over to Customs and Border Protection Services agents after crossing the Rio Grande. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez) | Jul 23, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has offered to house an additional 5,000 children caught illegally crossing into the U.S. at military bases despite rising opposition in Congress to opening up military facilities to unaccompanied children from Central America, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. Hagel has also moved to extend the leases at thre... more

MoH Recipient Honors Soldiers Who Died at Wanat

President Barack Obama and Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, 28, leave the stage in the East Room of the White House after a ceremony marking Pitts' valor in Afghanistan, Monday, July 21, 2014. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) | Jul 22, 2014

Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts departed Tuesday from the unwritten but strict terminology surrounding the Medal of Honor in paying tribute to the soldiers who fought alongside him in Afghanistan. Those who earn the nation's highest award for valor are invariably called "recipients," and never "winners." However, Pitts said "I will nev... more

Report: Petraeus Hails 'Lawrence of Afghanistan'

Maj. Jim Gant | Jul 01, 2014

His "extremely unconventional" way of war ended Special Forces Maj. Jim Gant's Army career, but retired Gen. David Petraeus said he exemplified "the perfect counter-insurgent." In a rare interview, Petraeus told ABC News that Gant was the "Lawrence of Afghanistan." The reference was to British Lt. Col. T.E. Lawrence, who also crossed with supe... more

Obama Rules Out Military Response in Ukraine

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) | Jul 18, 2014

President Obama on Friday ruled out a military response to the shoot down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine while charging that Russian President Vladimir Putin was partially responsible for the tragedy that killed 298. "He (Putin) has the most control over that situation, and so far, at least, he has not exercised it," Obama sa... more

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