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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VA Secretary Wilkie was wrong to call a sex assault allegation "unsubstantiated," according to the VA's Inspector General.
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Qasem Soleimani held Iran's highest military award and now has been awarded Syria's.
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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday's missile attacks were a "slap in the face" to the U.S.
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Air Force News
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Marine Corps News
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Coast Guard News
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