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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.

Hagel: US Faces Setbacks and Complications in ISIS Fight

Secretary of State Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey gave mixed reviews Thursday to the progress made by U.S. and Iraq forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The top U.S. military officials said the U.S. and Iraqis have suffered setbacks in efforts to protect Sunni tribes in Iraq and form a "moderate" oppositio... more

Hagel: Families Wanted 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Returning Troops

training for ebola

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed off Wednesday on the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that all service members returning to the U.S. from the Ebola response effort in West Africa be quarantined for 21 days. "The fact is the military will have more Americans in Liberia than any other department," Hagel said in explaining his orde... more

Joint Chiefs Recommend Ebola 21-Day Isolation for all Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention workers don protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia on Aug. 17, 2014. CDC photo by Athalia Christie

The Joint Chiefs of Staff have recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that all troops returning from deployments in West Africa to combat the Ebola virus be quarantined for 21 days, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, delivered the service chiefs' recommendation to follow the Army's lead ... more

Army Isolates General and Soldiers Returning from West Africa

Army Lt. Col. Kevin Baird practices donning protective gear on Fort Eustis, Va. as soldiers heading to West Africa are trained on Ebola outbreak precautionary measures. (DoD photo)

The two-star Army general and members of his staff who led the initial military efforts against Ebola in West Africa have been isolated on post as they returned to Italy, the Pentagon said Monday. Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, the commander of U.S. Army Africa, and 11 soldiers on his staff were taken to a building on the U.S. base at Vicenza, Ital... more

US Commander: North Koreans Can Miniaturize Nuclear Warheads

University students punch the air as they march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang.

The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said he believes North Korea can miniaturize nuclear warheads, a key step in preparing a nuclear weapon for delivery by an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM). "As a commander, I've got to assume they have that capability," Army Gen. Curtis "Mike" Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. Forces Korea and... more

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