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 military's promised 3.1% pay raise this year could be at risk in the budget impasse.
US Troops Staying Behind in Syria May Not End Up Guarding Oil Wells After All
The U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria was thrown into confusion Tuesday.
US Troops to Come Home in Another Change of Plan on Syria Withdrawal: Esper
Several hundred troops withdrawing from Syria are coming home after Iraq refused permission to let them stay.
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Former SpecOps Commander in Syria Criticizes US Pullout, Broken Promises to Kurds
Retired Army Gen. Raymond Thomas joined a list of former officers who have questioned the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
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Already, almost $1 billion has been spent on barracks repairs.
New Army Chief Wants to Let Soldiers Stay Longer at Favorite Duty Stations
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US Nuclear Weapons at Incirlik Safe, Trump Says
Trump also said it was highly unlikely that the presence of the weapons would lead to a confrontation with Turkey.
Huge Bradley Replacement Program Has Just One Bidder Left
Army managers say limited competition won’t hold up the Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement program.
All US Troops Now Pulling Out of Syria, Officials Say
The decision comes amid the chaos of Turkey's invasion into northern Syria.
Army Secretary: Congressional Budget Delays Give Our Enemies the Advantage
The Army's modernization programs are at risk from budget haggling in Congress, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said.
Pentagon Claims Leaders Knew of Trump's Plan to Withdraw from Northern Syria
Top brass weren't blindsided by recent events, officials now say.
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Former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is out with a book on the inner workings of the Pentagon.
US Troop Morale at Risk Amid Withdrawal from Northern Syria, Mattis Says
"We have to always be concerned with this," the former defense secretary said.
All US Troops Pulling Out of Northern Syria After Turkish Fire on Special Forces
"We have reports already of indiscriminate fire landing near American forces," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
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Coast Guard News
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