Richard Sisk 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.

Osprey's Own Rotor Wash Led to Deadly Crash

Smoke rises from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after it made a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station in Hawaii May 17. (Photo: Kimberly Hynd, AP)

"Severe brownout conditions" caused by an MV-22 Osprey's own rotor wash contributed to the crash landing of the tilt-rotor aircraft in a Hawaii training accident last May that killed two Marines and injured several others, according to the summary of  Marine accident investigation released Monday. "Pilot performance" was also a main factor ... more

US Choice to Drop Leaflets in Syria Contrasts with Russian Way of War

A-10 Thunderbolt

The leaflets telling Syrian truck drivers to run for their lives were emblematic of the stark differences between the U.S. and Russian air campaigns that will make greater cooperation pushed by the White House again Thursday difficult to achieve. About 45 minutes before A-10 Thunderbolt II and AC-130 Spectre gunships attacked, fighters mad... more

Carter Proposes Pay and Benefits Overhaul in 'Future Force' Plan

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at George Washington University in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, announcing the first phase of personnel reforms in his Force of the Future initiative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter unveiled Thursday the first phase of his comprehensive "Force of the Future" personnel and management overhaul that included what could prove to be a controversial proposal on the issue of pay. In a move likely to raise concerns in the ranks, the Carter plan said that pay scales should be influenced by "the p... more

US Military 'Reasonably Certain' Drone Strike Killed 'Jihadi John'

This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant commonly known as "Jihadi John." (AP Photo)

The U.S. military was "reasonably certain" Friday that an MQ-9 Reaper drone firing an AGM-114 Hellfire missile killed the London-raised ISIS executioner and propagandist known as "Jihadi John." Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen dubbed "Jihadi John" for his narration of and participation in Islamic State execution videos, was believed to ha... more

Paris Bloodbath Came Day after Warnings of Attacks on US Troops

An elite police officer arrivesoutside the Bataclan theater in Paris, France, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

The carnage in Paris on Friday came a day after the Justice Department warned of the potential for random ISIS-inspired attacks on service members in the U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin warned Thursday after the arrest of an Ohio man that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was seeking to use Internet propaganda to goad s... more

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