Richard Sisk has more than 45 years of journalism experience in reporting and editing in the U.S. and abroad for United Press International, the N.Y. Daily News and now for Military.com. He has covered police beats, the courts, transportation and politics in New York City and Washington, D.C., and had numerous assignments in the Mideast, Europe and Latin America. He has covered six presidential campaigns and since 2016 has been Military.com’s Pentagon reporter. Sisk is a Vietnam veteran who served with the 2nd Battalion, Fourth Marines, in 1967-68.
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The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America tries to pick up where founder Paul Rieckhoff left off.
Trump Could Get $21 Billion for Border Wall by Declaring a National Emergency
The funding would come at the expense of canceling or leaving half-built a number of DoD projects.
Mattis May Be Gone, But His Effort to Revolutionize the Infantry Continues
The legacy of former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is driving a revolution in U.S. close-combat tactics.
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Federal workers pressed Congress to reach a veto-proof deal to avoid another government shutdown.
Base Jobs Program Gets $7.5 Million Grant from Former Starbucks CEO’s Foundation
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Top Senator Wants New Defense Secretary, But Misses Mattis
Sen. James Inhofe said Tuesday that he wished Jim Mattis was still on the job as Defense Secretary.
Key Lawmaker Suggests Taking Funds from Corps of Engineers for Border Wall
Sen. James Inhofe said he is against taking money out of the military construction budget to fund a wall on the border.
Support for Making VA Motto Gender-Neutral May Be Fading
A membership survey for one of the groups behind the effort showed that less than half support it.
Here Are the Incredible Stories of the World War II Vets at the State of the Union
The acts of courage didn't stop at D-Day.
CentCom Commander: 'I Was Not Aware' of Syria Withdrawal Announcement
President Donald Trump's Syria withdrawal announcement was a surprise to the commander of U.S. forces in the Mideast.
Border Wall or Military Construction? Tough Choices Surround State of the Union
Lawmakers are faced with a hard choice between the wall and military construction projects in their home states.
Transgender Navy Submarine Officer Will Accompany Senator to State of the Union
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand plans to introduce legislation this week to block proposed ban.
'Battle-Hardened' ISIS Still Capable of New Surge in Syria: Pentagon IG
A new report says the Islamic State could regain territory if the U.S. withdraws from Syria.
Face-to-Face Meetings Pay Off for Job-Hunting Veterans, Research Finds
Over the last five years, the unemployment rate for veterans registered with WWP has dropped from 20 to 12 percent.
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The USS Tulsa was commissioned on Saturday at a pier in San Francisco.
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Air Force News
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The jet that served as Air Force One during the Johnson Administration sits at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga.
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Marine Corps News
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Elizabeth City State University could help the Coast Guard increase its number of pilots.
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Coast Guard helicopter 1432 was 180 miles southeast of Cape Cod when it inexplicably dropped into the sea and flipped over.
Judge: Man Who Murdered Wife on Boat Must Pay Restitution to Coast Guard
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