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.

US Troops Move Down to Battalion Level with Iraqis

FILE PHOTO -- U.S. Army Soldiers with the 814th Multi-Role Bridging Company and Iraqi engineers with the 15th Iraqi Army Division, drive the MK-II bridge erection boat toward an improved ribbon bridge, Nov. 20, 2015. (Photo by Sgt. Cheryl Cox )

U.S. troops have gone forward with Iraqi forces for the first time on the battalion level in a prelude to the expected assignment of more troops closer to the front lines in the effort to retake Mosul, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday. The small team of about 10 U.S. engineers advised the Iraqis on building a floating bridge across the ... more

US Investigating Charges That Airstrikes Killed Civilians in Syria

FILE: This Wednesday June 8, 2016 video grab shows smoke rising from the city of Manbij, Syria. (ARAB 24 via AP)

The U.S. military has begun a formal fact-finding investigation based on an initial "credible" assessment that airstrikes killed numerous civilians July 20 near the ISIS stronghold of Manbij in Syria, a spokesman said Wednesday. The military was also conducting an assessment of whether an additional airstrike near Manbij on July 23 may have kil... more

Trump Calls VA a 'Public Trust' But Vows to Let Vets See Private Docs

Donald Trump addresses an audience at the 117th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Charlotte Convention Center on July 26, 2016. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday called the Veterans Affairs Department a "public trust" and vowed to keep it a "public system" but also promoted a plan to allow veterans more access to private health care. Speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Trump also attacked Hillary... more

Clinton Defends GI Bill at Veterans Convention, Gets Weak Response

Candidate Hillary Clinton stands on stage with VFW Commander in Chief John Biedrzycki after she speaks at the National Convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton doubled down Monday on her commitment to preserve the full education benefits now provided by the GI Bill to post-9/11 veterans and their families to attend college. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, also renewed a vow that as president she would oppose attempts to privatize health care for veterans provi... more

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Don't Trust Russia to Help End Syrian War

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hold a press conference at the Pentagon, July 25, 2016. (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said Monday that he doesn't trust the Russians to live up to agreements and was wary of plans to cooperate with them on ending Syria's civil war. At a Pentagon news conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Dunford said he was well aware of Secretary of State John Kerry's ongoing efforts to reach... more

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