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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

Poland's Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, right, greets Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach for talks ahead of the weekend session of military leaders from the alliance's 29 member nations, at the Defense Ministry in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo)

British general says Turkey remains vital to NATO mission

The British chairman of NATO's Military Committee insisted that Turkey remains a vital part of the alliance, even with its controversial decisions to arm itself with Russian missiles and to invade a section of Syria that had been under Kurdish control. Published November 13, 2019

Former National Security Council Director for European Affairs Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, center, leaves after reviewing his testimony from a closed-door interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in the impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump's efforts to press Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

Pentagon chief Esper: Vindman should not face retaliation in impeachment fight

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council Ukraine specialist who has emerged as a key figure in the fight over impeaching President Trump, should have no concerns about his Army career in the wake of his testimony to Congress, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper told reporters. Published November 12, 2019

A POW/MIA flag stands outside the office of Arizona Sen. John McCain in the Russell building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. McCain, a prisoner of war in Vietnam, a two-time Republican presidential contender and towering figure in Congress, died Saturday at age 81 of brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

POW/MIA flag to fly year-round at federal offices under new law

The distinctive POW/MIA flag now will be flown daily throughout the year over prominent federal buildings, including the White House, the U.S. Capitol and all post offices and military installations, thanks to a new law that took effect Thursday. Published November 8, 2019

Defense Secretary Mark Esper talks to the media with Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Khalid Al Attiyah at the Pentagon in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in this file photo. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) **FILE**

Pentagon: Mark Esper not lobbying Trump on court-martial cases

Pentagon officials are rejecting reports that Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper has tried to convince President Trump not to intervene in a series of high-profile legal cases of U.S. military members who have been convicted of serious crimes, such as former Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Published November 7, 2019

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, center, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher, left, and advisor, Bernard Kerik as they leave a military court on Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in San Diego. A military jury acquitted the decorated Navy SEAL Tuesday of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) **FILE**

Trump ready to vacate Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher's sentence

President Trump is reportedly poised to intervene in the case of a Navy SEAL who was accused of war crimes and later convicted of a single count of posing with the body of a dead Islamic State fighter, reversing a demotion order just approved by top Navy officials. Published November 4, 2019

This image from video released by the Department of Defense, shows two French helicopters evacuating the U.S. service members in Niger in October 2017, after an ambush by Islamic State-linked militants. On Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, the Pentagon announced a new U.S. drone base has become operational in Niger. Defense officials say it will allow for "enhanced response" to regional issues and better protection of the country's borders. (Department of Defense via AP) **FILE**

Pentagon opens new drone base in Niger

Drones are taking off from a newly-constructed base in Niger, further indicating the West African country is fast-becoming a center for U.S. unmanned aircraft missions to battle violent extremist organizations like ISIS, military officials said Friday. Published November 1, 2019

U.S. Central Command Commander Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie speaks, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at a joint press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington on the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi raid. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. commander: Syria drawdown didn't complicate Baghdadi raid

President Trump's decision earlier this month to draw down U.S. troops in Syria had no bearing on the raid by Delta Force commandos that killed Islamic State terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the commander of American forces in the Middle East said. Published October 31, 2019

In this Nov. 11, 2012, file photo, rows of crosses totaling 16,933 Latin crosses, 164 Stars of David and 3,740 unknowns, dot the 152-acre American Cemetery on U.S. Veterans Day at the American Cemetery at suburban Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File) **FILE**

Remains of WWII Coast Guard POW coming home to Buffalo

Lt. Thomas Crotty is single-handedly responsible for the Philippine Defense battle streamer that today adorns the Coast Guard flag. He was the sole active duty Coast Guardsman who fought the Japanese in the earliest days of World War II at Bataan and Corregidor. Published October 31, 2019

An MQ-9 Reaper patrols the skies with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. (U.S. Air Force) ** FILE **

Air Force outlines new medal for drone operators

In a sign of the changing nature of modern warfare, the Air Force has officially set the eligibility criteria for a new medal for drone operators and other "remote" fighters. Published October 30, 2019