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.

Bergdahl's Defense Questions His Army Enlistment After CG Dismissal

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl's defense lawyer has raised questions with the Army on why the 28-year-old sergeant was allowed to enlist despite having been separated from the Coast Guard after only 26 days. Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl's lead lawyer, also noted Bergdahl's cooperation with the FBI since his release in efforts to "identify, capture and bring to j... more

Bergdahl Claims He Left Post to Report Wrongdoing in His Unit

A video capture of Bowe Bergdahl with his Taliban captors.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's defense against a desertion charge will rely in part on his claim that he walked off his post in Afghanistan in an attempt to reach another U.S. base to report on wrongdoing in his unit. The whistleblower argument has been put forward in a memo from Bergdahl's lawyer, military law specialist Eugene Fidell, and CNN r... more

Bergdahl Free While Awaiting Possible Court Martial

Bowe Bergdahl rubs his head in a still taken from the handover video released by the Taliban.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will not be detained or restricted from leaving his base in Texas while awaiting legal proceedings on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the Pentagon and the Army said Thursday. Bergdahl, who went missing in Afghanistan in 2009 and spent five years in captivity, will not be in pre-trial detention ... more

Ghani Warns US Congress of Emerging ISIS Threat in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, and Vice President Joe Biden, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gave a glowing progress report to Congress Wednesday while warning of the growing ISIS threat that was spreading an "ecology of terror" in the region. Addressing a joint session of Congress, Ghani spoke of a "darker cloud making its way toward our country." He said that "Daesh," the Arabic term for ISIS, "is alread... more

Army Charges Bergdahl with Desertion, Could Receive Life Sentence

This photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl preparing to be interviewed by Army investigators in August, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene R. Fidell)

The U.S. Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy nine months after he was released by Taliban captors, an Army official said Wednesday. Bergdahl, who spent five years in captivity after going missing from his post in Afghanistan in 2009, faces a maximum sentence of "confinement for life," Col. Dan... more

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