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.
Air Force Lt. Col. Kato Martinez and his four children, who were gravely wounded in the Brussels airport terror attack that killed wife and mother Gail Minglana Martinez, are back in the U.S. while undergoing lengthy rehabilitation. The non-profit Building Homes for Heroes group, which modifies and builds homes for wounded veterans, said Wedne... more
CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday told U.S. senators that agents and managers have been held "accountable" for widespread abuses in the interrogations of terror suspects but he declined to say how. "The agency over the course of the last several years took actions to address the shortcomings that we have fully acknowledged," Brennan said in... more
CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday blamed the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt last October on the ISIS affiliate in Sinai, a group that's also suspect in the loss of EgyptAir Flight 804 over the Mediterranean Sea in May. "We do attribute the downing of that Russian airliner to this group" called the Sinai Branch, Brennan said Thursday i... more
CIA Director John Brennan predicted Thursday that a resilient ISIS will retain its ability to launch and inspire attacks on the U.S. and the West despite the "accelerated" efforts of the Pentagon to inflict a battlefield defeat on the terror group. "Unfortunately, despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial rea... more
The U.S. cannot confirm Mideast reports that Abu Bakr al-Baghadi, the self-proclaimed ISIS "caliph," was killed or severely wounded in an airstrike Sunday in Syria, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday. "We don't have any confirmation of that," Army Col. Chris Garver said of reports from the Islamic news agency AhlulBayt and others that Bag... more