Richard Sisk

Military.com 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.

Obama Says No Plans to Send More US Troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama speaks to the media after receiving an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State, during a rare visit to the Pentagon on Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP)

President Obama rejected calls from Congressional Republicans to send more U.S. troops to Iraq and also pledged Monday that all troops would continue to get paid despite his threat to veto the military budget. "There are no current plans to do so," Obama said when asked about the possibility of additional deployments to Iraq, but "I've always s... more

Unfounded Report of Active Shooter Shuts Down Washington Navy Yard

A large police presence gathers along M St. in Southeast Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, after an official said shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A call to 911 of possible shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard early Thursday triggered a massive Navy security and law enforcement hunt for an "active shooter" that was later called off after the report proved to be unfounded. Metropolitan Washington , D.C., Police Chief Kathy Lanier said the 7:29 a.m. call to 911 was traced to a fema... more

Apparent False Active Shooter Report Shuts Down Washington Navy Yard

In this Sept. 19, 2013 file photo. military personnel walks past an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard in Washington. An official says shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Updated 11:15 AM Eastern The Washington Navy Yard, scene of a deadly shooting rampage in 2013, went on lockdown early Thursday amid a massive security response by several law enforcement agencies to reports of an "active shooter" on the base that later appeared to be unfounded. An official statement from the Navy confirms that responding in... more

DoD Joins Homeland, FBI in Warning of ISIS July 4th Threat

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, gestures during a news conference at the Pentagon, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

The Defense Department joined the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Wednesday in warning of the threat of an ISIS attack in the U.S. over the 4th of July holiday weekend. "Those who seek to harm this nation take no holiday," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said at a Pentagon press briefing with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen... more

Army Expects Few Women to Choose Combat Arms if Positions are Opened

First Lt. Anja Nelson, a team leader with a female engagement team assigned to the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, engages with women and children during a census in southern Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (Photo by Spc. Crystal Davis)

Relatively few women are expected to apply for combat jobs if the U.S. Army lifts gender restrictions on such assignments, the Army's top training and doctrine officer said Tuesday. "Overall, we find that generally the propensity is low" among women to choose an infantry, armor or artillery military occupation specialties (MOS), said Gen. D... more

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