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.
Bill Would Require DoD to Share Water Contamination Data with Local Communities
House version of the NDAA requires the Pentagon to share data on possible contamination from PFAS.
Esper Refuses to Recuse Himself on Raytheon Matters in SecDef Confirmation Hearing
In heated exchanges, Warren demanded to know whether Esper would recuse himself on DoD decisions involving Raytheon.
Esper Pledges 'Tough Decisions' on China, Russia if Confirmed as Defense Secretary
If confirmed, he said one of his "personal priorities" would be improving the living standards of military families.
Esper's Industry Ties May Haunt Him in SecDef Confirmation Hearing
Army Secretary Mark Esper's ascent to secretary of defense may be challenged by his ties to the defense industry.
VFW Calls on Vietnam Vets to Return Mementos Brought Home from War
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has requested vets bring their memorabilia to its annual convention in Orlando this weekend.
Amendment Would Bar Trump from Holding Another July 4 'Salute to America'
The House passed a measure aimed at stopping President Donald Trump from repeating his July 4 military "Salute to America."
Milley: No Problem with Transgender Troops if They Meet Standards
Army Gen. Mark Milley said that readiness has not been compromised by transgender individuals serving in the military.
Milley Warns That War with Iran Would Disrupt Strategy to Confront Russia, China
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned that war with Iran would delay and disrupt the overall National Defense Strategy.
Plan to Send 1,400 Migrant Children to Fort Sill on Track Despite Protests
The government still plans to send 1,400 migrant children to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to relieve overcrowding at the border.
Lawmakers Still Fighting to Keep US Out of War With Iran
House Democrats back a measure already rejected by the Senate to require congressional approval for attacking Iran.
Some Groups Claiming to Serve Vets Bilk Public Out of Millions, FTC Finds
The Federal Trade Commission continues to bust bogus veterans support groups that target those who want to help vets.
Bill to Auto-Erase All Student Debt for 100% Disabled Vets Gains Momentum
Senate leaders joined an effort this week to pass a law that would erase the student loan debts of 100% disabled veterans.
Bradley Fighting Vehicles Appear at Lincoln Memorial as July 4 Celebration Nears
Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles were moved into position at the Lincoln Memorial for the 4th of July events.
B-2, Blue Angels Flyovers Wow 4th of July Crowds at Lincoln Memorial
President Donald Trump presided at a carefully choreographed Fourth of July show of military might.
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Army officials are getting help from the Navy to make the service's High Energy Laser program more than twice as powerful.
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For the midshipmen who are atop the drill chain of command, parades are an exercise in large organizational operations.
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What the dickens is going on at Area 51?
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The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday.
Air Force Warns Against Area 51 Assault Plans as Alien Memes Swamp the Internet
The Facebook event, "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us," calls for enthusiasts to show up outside the base Sept. 20.
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Military Discipline in the Social Media Age: How the New Top Marine Plans to Lead
Policing social media use for the military's youngest force is a hefty mission.
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A veteran lance corporal took the president's "Salute to America" message to new heights with a super patriotic wedding.
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Coast Guard helicopters rescued a dozen people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish, south of New Orleans.
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Bertholf returned July 2 from the Coast Guard's first full-length deployment to the Western Pacific in seven years.
Badassery on Display: Coasties Seize Nearly 20 Tons of Cocaine
Vice President Mike Pence was on hand to congratulate the crew and watch Munro disgorge a mother lode of drug contraband.