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.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey gave mixed reviews Thursday to the progress made by U.S. and Iraq forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The top U.S. military officials said the U.S. and Iraqis have suffered setbacks in efforts to protect Sunni tribes in Iraq and form a "moderate" oppositio... more
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed off Wednesday on the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that all service members returning to the U.S. from the Ebola response effort in West Africa be quarantined for 21 days. "The fact is the military will have more Americans in Liberia than any other department," Hagel said in explaining his orde... more
The Joint Chiefs of Staff have recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that all troops returning from deployments in West Africa to combat the Ebola virus be quarantined for 21 days, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, delivered the service chiefs' recommendation to follow the Army's lead ... more
The two-star Army general and members of his staff who led the initial military efforts against Ebola in West Africa have been isolated on post as they returned to Italy, the Pentagon said Monday. Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, the commander of U.S. Army Africa, and 11 soldiers on his staff were taken to a building on the U.S. base at Vicenza, Ital... more
The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said he believes North Korea can miniaturize nuclear warheads, a key step in preparing a nuclear weapon for delivery by an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM). "As a commander, I've got to assume they have that capability," Army Gen. Curtis "Mike" Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. Forces Korea and... more