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Mike Glenn

Mike Glenn

Mike Glenn grew up on Navy bases as the son of a career sailor but then decided to annoy his father and joined the Army after he graduated from high school in the Dallas area. He did a hitch as an enlisted soldier in Germany during the Cold War, where he spent a considerable amount of time in the field on maneuvers. After leaving the Army, he moved back home to northeast Texas and entered the University of Texas at Arlington where he studied history. He also took Army ROTC classes at UT Arlington and upon graduation received a commission as a Second Lieutenant. He was assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss in El Paso and took his platoon to the Middle East where he fought in the Gulf War. He got into journalism after Operation Desert Storm and has worked at newspapers and magazines throughout Texas. He joined The Washington Times from the Houston Chronicle. He can be reached at

Articles by Mike Glenn

In an image from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Oct. 26, 2022, a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile is test-fired as part of Russia's nuclear drills from a launch site in Plesetsk, northwestern Russia. The Biden administration is faulting Russia for failing to allow on-the-ground nuclear inspections, accusing Moscow of endangering arms control efforts. The administration delivered its assessment Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, in a report to Congress. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP) **FILE**

Arms control group says Russia should return to negotiating table

An arms control advocacy group is calling on Russia to allow on-site inspections of its nuclear arsenal as part of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty that it signed in 2010 and to renew disarmament diplomacy with the U.S. Published February 3, 2023

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, shakes hands with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg during a meeting at the presidential office in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. (South Korea Presidential Office/Yonhap via AP)

NATO chief: South Korea should provide weapons to Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging South Korea to help Ukraine repel Russia's invasion by revising its rule that prevents it from exporting weapons to countries engaged in conflict. Published January 30, 2023

In this image released by the U.S. Department of Defense, German soldiers assigned to Surface Air and Missile Defense Wing 1, fire the Patriot weapons system at the NATO Missile Firing Installation, in Chania, Greece, on Nov. 8, 2017. Patriot missile systems have long been a hot ticket item for the U.S. and allies in contested areas of the world as a coveted shield against incoming missiles. In Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific, they guard against potential strikes from Iran, Somalia and North Korea. So it was a critical turning point when news broke this week that the U.S. has agreed to send a Patriot missile battery to Ukraine. (Sebastian Apel/U.S. Department of Defense, via AP, File)

Ukraine to Biden: Thanks for the tanks, but we want long-range missiles, too

After insisting for weeks that the M1 Abrams was too mechanically complex and required more logistics support than Kyiv could provide, the Biden administration eventually did an about-face, saying the U.S.-made main battle tank could be sent to Ukraine to join the fight against Russian invaders. Published January 28, 2023

Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the U.S. gestures while speaking during a round-table discussion on the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) ** FILE **

Russia accuses U.S. of ‘escalating’ conflict with tank deal for Ukraine

Russia's ambassador to the U.S. on Thursday accused the Biden administration of trying to inflict "strategic defeat" on Russia with the decision to provide Ukraine with a battalion's worth of its top-of-the-line M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks, in an escalating war of words over Western military support for Kyiv. Published January 26, 2023