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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

An entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md., is seen on Jan. 9, 2014. Reported sexual assaults at the U.S. military academies shot up during the 2021-22 school year, and one in five female students surveyed said they experienced unwanted sexual contact, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Adm. Yvette Davids first woman nominated to lead Naval Academy

Rear Adm.Yvette Davids has been nominated for a promotion to three-star admiral and an appointment as the next superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, it will be the first time a woman has led the service academy in its 177-year history. Published April 21, 2023

A U.S. Navy L3 Harris Arabian Fox MAST-13 drone boat and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC John Scheuerman transit the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. The U.S. Navy sailed its first drone boat through the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, a crucial waterway for global energy supplies where American sailors often faces tense encounters with Iranian forces. (Information Systems Technician 1st Class Vincent Aguirre/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Navy sends drone ship through the Strait of Hormuz

The Navy has sailed a drone speedboat through the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most strategically important waterways, to test how well the service can integrate manned and unmanned surface vessels in operations. Published April 19, 2023

This image made from video provided by WCVB-TV, shows Jack Teixeira, in T-shirt and shorts, being taken into custody by armed tactical agents on Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Dighton, Mass. Teixeira, who is accused in the leak of highly classified military documents, appeared in court Friday as prosecutors unsealed charges and revealed how billing records and interviews with social media comrades helped pinpoint the suspect. (WCVB-TV via AP, File)

Intelligence mission yanked for National Guard unit where leaks occurred

The Air Force on Tuesday stripped a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit of its intelligence mission after a lone airman there was accused of leaking potentially hundreds of classified military documents, including material about the state of Ukraine's ongoing war against Russia and U.S. assessments of Taiwan's ability to withstand an attack by China. Published April 18, 2023

Jack Teixeira’s family members leave the Moakley Federal Courthouse, Friday, April 14, 2023, after Teixeira’s court appearance in Boston. Billing records of an Internet social media platform and interviews with another user helped the FBI identify Teixeira, a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman, as a suspect in the leak of highly classified military documents, according to court records unsealed Friday.  (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via AP)

Suspected Pentagon leaker arraigned in federal court in Boston

A member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard remains in custody after he was charged in connection with the release of hundreds of classified documents to an online gaming chat server, while prosecutors disclosed that a social media platform provided information that led to the suspect. Published April 14, 2023

This image made from video provided by WCVB-TV, shows Jack Teixeira, in T-shirt and shorts, being taken into custody by armed tactical agents on Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Dighton, Mass. (WCVB-TV via AP)

Low-level National Guard Airman arrested over sensational intel leaks

The FBI on Thursday arrested 21-year-old National Guard Airman Jack Teixeira in connection with a massive leak of highly classified U.S. intelligence documents, while suspicions deepened that the leak might have become intertwined with a disinformation and influence operation run by a foreign adversary of the United States. Published April 13, 2023

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Suspected leaker worked on U.S. military base, contends report

A man in his 20s who worked on a U.S. military base may be behind a major leak of secret U.S. intelligence documents that has triggered a diplomatic firestorm and multiple investigations by the Biden administration. Published April 13, 2023

Norway boots Russian spies as tension in Europe rises over Ukraine war

Norway ordered more than a dozen Russian diplomats to leave the country, accusing them of spying for the Kremlin while working at their embassy in Oslo. Officials in Norway, a founding member of NATO, said their decision was based on the "changed security situation in Europe" that has led to an increased intelligence threat from Moscow. Published April 13, 2023

In this frame grab provided by Russian Defense Ministry press service, a long-range Kalibr cruise missile is launched by a Russian Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. The latest Russian missile barrage against Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure on Thursday, March 9, 2023, has marked one of the largest such attacks in months. Russian warships have fired Kalibr cruise missiles at targets in Ukraine. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service photo via AP) **FILE**

Russia launches new ICBM after suspending nuclear arms control treaty with U.S.

The Kremlin says it has successfully test-launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile, striking a target at a firing range in Kazakhstan only weeks after Russia said it was suspending its observance of the New START accord, the last remaining nuclear arms control agreement with the U.S. Published April 12, 2023