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.
Military.com | Dec 06, 2013
The massive Defense Department relief effort in the Philippines by all the services has cost nearly $32 million in the four weeks since Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the islands, Pentagon officials said Thursday. The $31.7 million from DoD through Dec. 3 was part of an overall U.S. initial relief and recovery effort totaling about $61.8... more
Military.com | Dec 05, 2013
The U.S. could wait until this summer to reach an agreement with Afghanistan on a pact allowing U.S. forces to remain past 2015, but NATO allies could not, Gen. Martin Dempsey said Wednesday. "It really needs to be done now," Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said of the new Bilateral Security Agreement that President Hamid Karzai... more
Military.com | Dec 04, 2013
The Pentagon's leadership on Wednesday offered a possible way for China to defuse the crisis over airspace control that has led both sides to flex their military might in the East China Sea. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. was looking at "mechanisms" to avoid a confrontation over China's declaration of an Air Defense Identificat... more
Military.com | Dec 03, 2013
Christine Fox, who inspired the Kelly McGillis role in the movie "Top Gun," has been called back to the Pentagon to serve as a temporary replacement for outgoing Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. In a statement Tuesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that President Obama had accepted his recommendation for the appointment of Fox as... more
Military.com | Dec 02, 2013
A contracting scandal in the Pacific fleet has widened after the U.S. Navy suspended a shipping services firm that was a rival to that owned by alleged swindler Leonard Glenn "Fat Leonard" Francis. The Navy announced last week that its business with Britain-based Inchcape Shipping Services was being suspended while the Justice Department and th... more