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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

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper addresses security concerns during a visit to NAS Pensacola in Pensacola, Fla. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Gregg Pachkowski/Pensacola News Journal via AP) **FILE**

Pentagon chief Esper concerned about Chinese hacking, espionage

The U.S. needs to do more to account for Chinese students studying at the nation's top universities and research institutions to make sure American technology remains within the nation's borders, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told an audience Friday morning at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Published January 24, 2020

The logo for the new U.S. Space Force, as tweeted by President Trump on Friday, January 24, 2020. (Twitter)

Trump reveals new Space Force logo via tweet

President Trump has rolled out the official emblem of America's newest military branch, through his powerful Twitter page and its 71.5 million followers. Published January 24, 2020

Protesters demonstrate in Tehran, Iran, on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, against the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Questions abound for Iranian military in wake of Soleimani killing

Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the veteran Iranian military leader killed by a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad earlier this month, enjoyed a level of autonomy from his superiors in Tehran that his successor likely will not possess, according to a new analysis of the Iranian military from the American Enterprise Institute. Published January 21, 2020

The USS Arizona Memorial is shown during a ceremony to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Survivors and members of the public gathered in Pearl Harbor to remember those killed when Japanese planes bombed the Hawaii naval base 78 years ago and launched the U.S. into World War II. About a dozen survivors of the attack attended the annual ceremony, the youngest of whom are now in their late 90s. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Some question naming carrier for black Pearl Harbor hero

The Navy's decision to name a future Ford Class aircraft carrier after a black sailor who was decorated for heroism following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor has been met with widespread -- but not universal -- acclaim. Published January 20, 2020

AK-47 - a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62x39mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is also known as Kalashnikov, AK, or in Russian slang, Kalash. Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II (1945). After the war in 1946, the AK-47 was presented for official military trials. In 1948, the fixed-stock version was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army. An early development of the design was the AKS (folding), which was equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock. In 1949, the AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces[8] and used by the majority of the member states of the Warsaw Pact. Even after six decades the model and its variants remain the most popular and widely used assault rifles in the world because of their substantial reliability even under harsh conditions, low production costs compared to contemporary Western weapons, availability in virtually every geographic region and ease of use. The AK-47 has been manufactured in many countries and has seen service with armed forces as well as irregular forces worldwide, and was the basis for developing many other types of individual and crew-served firearms. More AK-type rifles have been produced than all other assault rifles combined.

Marine veteran set for court date on charges of bringing weapons onto Coast Guard base

A North Carolina man remains in federal custody on firearms charges after a routine security check at a Coast Guard base in New Jersey led to the discovery of several weapons in his vehicle, including an AK-47 rifle that had been modified to fire fully automatic, the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey said. Published January 19, 2020

State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus speaks at a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. sanctions Iranian general over 'Mahshahr Massacre'

The State Department this weekend confirmed it has imposed sanctions on an Iranian military general who was in charge of units blamed for shooting and killing almost 150 protesters in southwest Iran. Published January 19, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Mike Pompeo angered by death of U.S. citizen jailed in Egypt

An American citizen who died Jan. 13 after six years of imprisonment in Egypt was the subject of sharp words on Sunday from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Egyptian government officials during a summit in Berlin to discuss peaceful solutions for Libya. Published January 19, 2020

Crewmen sit inside Bradley fighting vehicles at a US military base at an undisclosed location in Northeastern Syria, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The deployment of the mechanized force comes after US troops withdrew from northeastern Syria, making way for a Turkish offensive that began last month. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Army cancels competition to replace the Bradley

The Army is pulling the plug on plans to replace the venerable M-2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle with a more up-to-date replacement that could even carry soldiers into combat by remote control. Published January 17, 2020

After Pensacola shooting, Pentagon steps up foreign student checks

Following a shooting last month at a naval base in Florida that left three people dead and at least eight injured, the Department of Defense said it was take a bigger role in determining whether foreign military officers attending specialized training in the U.S. pose a security risk. Published January 16, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

U.S., Canada say Iranians shot down Ukrainian jetliner

Canadian and U.S. authorities said Thursday that they have incontrovertible evidence that Iranians shot down the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Tehran Wednesday, killing all aboard. Published January 9, 2020

In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) **FILE**

Pentagon: Technology, defense prevented deaths in Iran missile attack in Iraq

U.S. technology and extensive defensive preparations helped prevent U.S. and coalition casualties following Iran's missile attack on two bases in Iraq, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, far more than any effort on Tehran's part to offer a controlled and limited response to the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani that resulted in no American or allied casualties Published January 8, 2020