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.

Pentagon Expects Islamic State to Rebound after Syria Airstrikes

Syrian citizens check a damaged house targeted by the coalition airstrikes in the village of Kfar Derian, a base for the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, a rival of the Islamic State group, Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

U.S. military officials expected the Islamic State to rebound from wide-ranging airstrikes in Syria Monday by dispersing its forces and continuing to press attacks in Iraq, the Pentagon's operations chief said Tuesday. "They will adapt to what we've done and seek to address shortfalls and gaps in our air campaign," said Army Lt. Gen. Willi... more

Pentagon Pledges to Destroy All Landmines Outside Korea

U.S. soldiers watch as a mine sweeper looks for weapons in a hole they dug during a raid on a farm just outside Tikrit, Iraq, on Oct. 9, 2003. (AP)

The U.S. has pledged to destroy its estimated 10 million anti-personnel landmines with the exception of those along Korea’s De-Militarized Zone, the White House and Pentagon said Tuesday. The announcements stopped short of committing the U.S. to sign the 15-year-old treaty, known as the Ottawa Convention, banning the use or stockpiling of l... more

Pentagon Doubles Funding to Battle Ebola Outbreak to $1 Billion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention workers don protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia on Aug. 17, 2014. CDC photo by Athalia Christie

The costs to the Defense Department in battling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa with 3,000 troops will be in the range of $1 billion, the Pentagon said Friday. The troops are expected to be in West Africa, mostly in Liberia for about six months, although the mission for Operation United Assistance could be extended, said Rear. Adm. John Kirby... more

Military Reviews its NFL Relationships Following Abuse Scandals

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discuss mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions in an Aug. 30 panel between U.S. Army leaders and NFL officials. (DVIDS)

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked for a review of the connections between the military and the National Football League following the scandals over the arrests of players for domestic and child abuse, the Pentagon said Friday. "The secretary wants to get a sense of the scope of the interaction" between the Defense Department and the N... more

Army 2-Star General Named to Lead Fight Against Ebola

Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams

President Obama named a logistics specialist Tuesday in Army Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams to lead 3,000 U.S. troops in West Africa against the Ebola epidemic and to create a military "air bridge" to funnel medical supplies and personnel to the region. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, arrived in the Liberian capital of Monrovia Tuesd... more

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