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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 mglenn@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Mike Glenn

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Pentagon inspector general investigating Capitol riots

The internal watchdog of the Department of Defense on Friday launched an investigation into how the Pentagon responded to requests for help from officials during the Jan. 6 rioting by pro-Trump mobs that resulted in several deaths and a breach of the U.S. Capitol. Published January 15, 2021

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a coronavirus vaccination facility in the northern Arab city of Nazareth, Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Gil Eliyahu/Pool via AP)

U.S. military operations with Israel shift to Central Command

The recent easing of tensions between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors has prompted the U.S. to shift responsibility for military operations in Israel to the Middle East-focused U.S. Central Command rather than U.S. European Command. Published January 15, 2021

Sailors assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group TWO conduct military air operations in the United States. U.S. Navy SEALs engage in a continuous training cycle to improve and further specialize skills needed to conduct missions from sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Rhodes Jr./Released) 190605-N-UJ417-1036

Military battling a hidden enemy: White supremacy

Extremism, white supremacy and white nationalism in the U.S. military have been on the rise over the past year and radical groups are actively encouraging military members to join their ranks, Pentagon officials said Thursday. Published January 14, 2021

In this Monday, April 21, 2008 file photo, a U.S soldier looks through the scope of his weapon during a night patrol in Mandozai, in Khost province, Afghanistan, seen through night vision equipment. About 400,000 veterans had a PTSD diagnosis in 2013, according to the Veterans Affairs health system. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Lawsuit could win discharge upgrade for vets with brain injuries, PTSD

Thousands of U.S. military veterans with mental health or behavioral disorders who left the service under less-than-honorable conditions could get a second chance at having their discharges upgraded if a federal judge in Connecticut signs off on a lawsuit settlement with the Army. Published January 14, 2021

The main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base at Camp Pendleton, Calif., is seen here in this Nov. 13, 2013, file photo. California was the state that received the most defense funding from the Trump administration in 2019, according to a Pentagon report released in January 2021. (Associated Press) **FILE**

California tops the list for Defense Department spending

Military spending rose across the board in 2019 and no state received more defense funding from the Trump administration than blue-state California, according to a just released Pentagon report. Published January 13, 2021

This March 27, 2008, file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)  **FILE**

Army identifies soldier killed in crash in Kuwait

A soldier who died Monday in Kuwait following a crash that sent two other troops to the hospital has been identified as Staff Sgt. Anthony Bermudez, 28, Army officials said. Published January 13, 2021

The Pentagon

New testing system can detect TBI in wounded soldiers

More than 400,000 military personnel sustained traumatic brain injuries as a result of combat or training accidents between 2000 and 2019 and now the Food and Drug Administration has approved a blood test that can rapidly detect early signs of the condition that has been linked to Parkinson's disease and other maladies, Army officials announced Monday. Published January 11, 2021

With the U.S. Capitol in the background, members of the National Guard stand behind newly placed fencing around the Capitol grounds the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Questions persist about National Guard response time after Capitol breach

Two days after mobs of pro-Trump supporters forced their way into the U.S. Capitol -- the worst security breach of the iconic building since it was set ablaze by the British in the War of 1812 -- questions continue to arise about how quickly outside assistance arrived to help restore order. Published January 8, 2021

About 6,200 National Guard troops will be in Washington by the end of the weekend to keep the peace after the breach of the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Confusion, criticism keep Pentagon within political crosshairs

A U.S. military that has been desperate to stay out of the nation's bitter political wars found itself dragged back into controversy on multiple fronts, a day after the breaching of the U.S. Capitol by a crowd of angry Pro-Trump supporters. Published January 7, 2021

An MQ-9A Reaper is shown in this undated file photo. The U.S. Air Force will operate a squadron of Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles out of a Romanian military airbase to conduct intelligence and reconnaissance missions in support of NATO operations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photograph)  **FILE**

Air Force establishes Reaper drone base in Romania

The U.S. Air Force has set up a base in Romania to locate a squadron of MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles to conduct intelligence and reconnaissance missions in support of NATO operations. Published January 6, 2021

Members of the DC National Guard provide traffic control at an intersection near a rally at Freedom Plaza Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

D.C. National Guard mobilized: Pentagon

The D.C. National Guard has been mobilized to provide support to federal law enforcement following the election protests that have resulted in rioters forcing their way into the U.S. Capitol Building, Pentagon officials have confirmed. Published January 6, 2021

Adm. Charles A. Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said that he has "seen no indications of any compromise" in the security of America's nuclear stockpile rising out of the SolarWinds hack, which the intelligence community believe is linked to the Russian government. (Associated Press/File)  **FILE**

Top admiral: SolarWinds computer hack didn't harm U.S.-based nukes

America's nuclear arsenal wasn't compromised by a recent cyber attack that targeted thousands of sensitive computer networks used by government agencies and private companies, the Navy admiral at the helm of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) said. Published January 5, 2021