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.
The loss of two special operations airmen with expertise in close air support from an insider attack came as the U.S. stepped up airstrikes against the Taliban in southwestern Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command said Friday. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky, assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, F... more
U.S. F-22 Raptor fighter jets and support personnel arrived in Germany on Friday for a brief stay to be followed by 1st Cavalry Division troops in the continuing build-up of forces against Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. Four F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida and a C-17 Globemaster carrying 60 s... more
Turkey will soon have its warplanes bombing Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria as part of a deal that was complicated by Turkish politics and U.S. support for the Kurdish faction fighting in Syria. The airstrikes were expected to begin "very soon" after details are finalized on the so-called air tasking order, or ATO, for targeting, said N... more
The Pentagon's Inspector General has been investigating allegations that the military skewed intelligence to back frequent reports from the command of incremental but solid progress in the campaign against ISIS. Defense Department officials and the office of Inspector General Jon Rymer declined comment on a New York Times report that overly ... more
After weeks of haggling, the U.S. and Turkey reached agreement Tuesday on having Turkish warplanes join the coalition's air campaign against ISIS in Syria, but the two sides appeared to be still at odds on border safe zones and support for Kurdish militias. In Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mehmet Cavusoglu told Reuters that "The technica... more