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.
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
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
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
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
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