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.
U.S. and coalition warplanes have stepped up the air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in recent weeks, boosting the number of airstrikes to well over 1,000 since the bombing and missile attacks began on Aug. 8, Pentagon officials said. Through Nov. 19, a total of 1,006 airstrikes were conducted – 561 against targe... more
The Pentagon denied Tuesday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was forced to resign following a dispute with National Security Adviser Susan Rice and other policy staffers at the White House on the strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "The Secretary has a close professional relationship with Susan Rice," said Rear Ad... more
The government of the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has quietly lifted the ban on night raids by special forces troops that his predecessor had imposed, The New York Times reported Sunday. Afghan National Army Special Forces units are planning to resume the raids in 2015, and in some cases will include members of American Special ... more
President Obama's executive immigration order would remove a major obstacle currently barring children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants from joining the military, Pentagon officials said Friday. The existing rules bar enlistment to U.S. citizens who have undocumented family members living in the U.S., said Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen,... more
The 1,500 additional troops President Obama has authorized for Iraq will begin deploying ahead of congressional approval of funding for their mission, the Pentagon said Thursday. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of U.S. Central Command, has called for the accelerated deployment to jump-start the training and advisory mission for Iraqi and Kurdi... more