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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

Ukrainian soldiers prepare self-propelled howitzer shells in Chasiv Yar, the site of heavy battles with the Russian forces in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Thursday, May 11, 2023. (Iryna Rybakova via AP)

U.K. sends long-range missiles to Ukraine as Kyiv delays counteroffensive against Russia

Ukraine's leaders appear to be lowering expectations about a much-anticipated offensive against occupying Russian forces, as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday that the conditions on the battlefield are not quite right. Kyiv's foreign minister noted that a counterattack may only be one of many battles to come. Published May 11, 2023

Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.)

Key GOP lawmaker targets ‘woke’ policies at Pentagon, service academies

Florida GOP Congressman Mike Waltz, a former Green Beret, is preparing to introduce a bill targeting "woke' policies and offices at the Pentagon, warning that the U.S. military under the Biden administration has become obsessed by progressive social justice policies at the expense of military readiness. Published May 10, 2023

Russian servicemen guard an area of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the 10 largest in the world in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region, in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine, on May 1, 2022. Russia plans to relocate around 2,700 Ukrainian staff from Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Ukraine’s atomic energy company claimed Wednesday, May 10, 2023, warning of a potential “catastrophic lack of qualified personnel” at the Zaporizhzhia facility in Russia-occupied southern Ukraine. (AP Photo) **FILE**

Ukraine’s occupied nuclear plant facing severe staffing shortages

Ukraine's atomic energy company is warning of a "catastrophic" lack of qualified personnel at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant if its Russian occupiers carry out plans to evacuate about 2,700 employees from the city of Enerhodar, near the plant. Published May 10, 2023

People walk past an army recruiting billboard with the words "Military service under contract in the armed forces" in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 24, 2023. A campaign to replenish Russian troops in Ukraine with more soldiers appears to be underway again, with makeshift recruitment centers popping up in cities and towns, and state institutions posting ads promising cash bonuses and benefits to entice men to sign contracts enabling them to be sent into the battlefield. (AP Photo)

Moscow offering migrants cash, passports in exchange for military service

The Kremlin has begun offering migrant workers from Central Asia cash bonuses and a Russian passport if they join the depleted ranks of its forces now fighting in Ukraine. Recruiters have approached potential recruits at migration offices, homes and even mosques to try to lure them into the Russian armed forces. Published May 8, 2023

In this Feb. 21, 2013, photo, female recruits stand at the Marine Corps Training Depot on Parris Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith) **FILE**

Marine Corps to end single-sex recruit training

The Marine Corps is closing the doors on its only single-sex training battalion focusing on female Marines as the service joins the other military branches that have male and female recruits training together. Published May 3, 2023

A view of a dome of the Senate Palace in the Moscow Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Russian authorities have accused Ukraine of attempting to attack the Kremlin with two drones overnight. The Kremlin on Wednesday decried the alleged attack attempt as a "terrorist act" and said Russian military and security forces disabled the drones before they could strike. (AP Photo)

Alleged Putin ‘assassination’ attempt reflects rising nerves on both sides

The Kremlin on Wednesday accused Ukraine of sending a pair of drones into the heart of Moscow in a plot to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin, but officials in Kyiv insisted they had nothing to do with it. It is a sign that nerves on both sides are fraying ahead of renewed clashes on the battlefield. Published May 3, 2023