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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 [email protected].

Articles by Mike Glenn

Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James Inhofe that he has no intention of decreasing the U.S. troop presence in Africa. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

U.S., South Korea at odds over Trump troop payment demand

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo acknowledged Monday they still have a lot of work to resolve a divisive dispute over the payments for the U.S. troops defending Seoul from North Korea on the divided Korean peninsula. Published February 24, 2020

In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1991, file photo, members of Task Force Ripper of the First Marine Division ride a Humvee under a "Welcome to Kuwait" sign at the entrance to Kuwait City's International Airport. In February 1991, after months of building an international coalition, U.S. forces entered Kuwait to end the Iraqi occupation of its smaller, oil-rich neighbor. (AP Photo/Patrick Downs, File)

Kuwait donates $10 million for Gulf War memorial in D.C.

About 700,000 U.S. troops were part of a coalition of 35 nations that liberated Kuwait following Iraq's invasion in August 1990. And now, 30 years later, Kuwait wants to help pay for a memorial to honor those who fought in their defense. Published February 24, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks to reporters during a visit to the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt AFB, Neb., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Secretary of Defense Esper plays himself in nuclear war game

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper played himself in a nuclear arms war game during his recent trip to U.S. Strategic Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb., a top Pentagon official confirmed Friday. Published February 21, 2020

In this photo taken Aug. 26, 2019 and released by the U.S. Air Force, A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules approaches for landing at Camp Simba, Manda Bay, Kenya. The al-Shabab extremist group said Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 that it has attacked the Camp Simba military base used by U.S. and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya, while Kenya's military says the attempted pre-dawn breach was repulsed and at least four attackers were killed. (Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Guard leaders ask for White House meeting over budget

The leaders of the National Guard Association of the U.S., which represents members of the U.S. Army and Air National Guard, are asking President Trump to restore more than $1 billion worth of Guard equipment that was cut from the Pentagon budget. Published February 19, 2020

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood speaks during a news conference on the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, at the Pentagon, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Top Pentagon official John Rood to resign

The Pentagon's top policy official was pushed out of his job Wednesday at the direct request of President Trump, marking the latest senior defense official to leave his post in the last six months amid tensions over the extent of White House influence in military affairs. Published February 19, 2020

Buses carrying American passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship leave a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. A group of Americans are cutting short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be whisked back to America. But they will have to spend another quarantine period at a U.S. military facility to make sure they don't have the new virus that's been sweeping across Asia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

U.S. evacuates coronavirus cruise ship passengers

American passengers from a cruise ship docked in Japan on which about 400 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed will be flown to a pair of military bases in the United States, Department of Defense officials confirmed Sunday. Published February 16, 2020

In this Tuesday, May 28, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump greets to U.S. servicemen at U.S. Navy multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp at the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Navy punishes sailors for wearing MAGA-like patches

The Navy has punished sailors who wore patches on their uniforms that were inspired by President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan during his 2019 Memorial Day visit to the USS Wasp in Japan. Published February 13, 2020

Trump grabs another $3.8 billion from Pentagon for border wall

The Pentagon informed Congress Thursday it will siphon another $3.8 billion from its accounts to build President Trump's border wall, as he rushes to get as much construction done as possible before the end of the year. Published February 13, 2020

In this file photo, a 101st Airborne Division infantryman fires an M4 carbine during partnered live-fire range training May 29, 2015 in eastern Afghanistan. On Feb. 12, 2020, the Army announced it is cycling out a brigade from the storied 101st from a deployment in Africa, replacing it with a new Army unit set up specifically to train and advise foreign military units and called the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Charlie Emmons, TAAC-E Public Affairs) **FILE**

New Army unit heads to Africa on training mission

An Army unit set up specifically to train and advise foreign military units will soon be heading to Africa to replace an infantry brigade from the famed 101st Airborne Division. The swap will allow the infantry brigade to return to their home base at Fort Campbell, Ky. and prepare for "high intensity conflict operations," Department of Defense officials said Wednesday. Published February 12, 2020

In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, U.S. forces patrol Syrian oil fields, in eastern Syria. President Donald Trump's decision to dispatch new U.S. forces to eastern Syria to secure oil fields is being criticized by some experts as ill-defined and ambiguous. But the residents of the area, one of the country's most remote and richest regions, hope the U.S. focus on eastern Syria would bring an economic boon and eliminate what remains of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad, File)

U.S. troops attacked by Syrian mob, kill 1 while returning fire 'in self-defense'

A U.S. military spokesman said coalition forces conducting a patrol near Qamishli encountered a checkpoint occupied by pro-Syrian government forces. After coalition troops issued a series of warnings in an attempt to de-escalate the situation, the patrol came under small-arms fire from unknown individuals. Published February 12, 2020

Philippines president Duterte moves to scrap military pact with U.S.

The Philippine government on Tuesday said it was scrapping a 20-year-old security pact with the United States that allows American troops to take part in military exercises and humanitarian operations in the country, endangering a key foothold for the Pentagon in the region as China adopts an increasingly aggressive tone. Published February 11, 2020