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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

National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, left, leaves Capitol Hill as they conclude a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Alexander Vindman gets Army protection after impeachment testimony

The Army has taken steps to ensure the safety of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Army officer and National Security Council staffer who testified in connection with the impeachment hearings against President Trump, the secretary of the Army told reporters Thursday. Published November 21, 2019

FILE -- In this April, 29, 2017 file image taken from video, shows Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG) standing guard as U.S. forces take up positions in the northern village of Darbasiyah, Syria. Syria’s Kurds have been America’s partner in fighting the Islamic State group for nearly four years. Now they are furious over an abrupt U.S. troop pull-back that exposes them to a threatened attack by their nemesis, Turkey. The surprise U.S. pull-back from positions near the Turkish border, which began Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, stung even more because the Kurds have been abandoned before by the U.S. and other international allies on whose support they'd pinned their aspirations. (AP Photo, File)

ISIS remains threat despite losses, Iraqi Kurds warn

Despite losing all the land from its once-extensive "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State remains a potent terrorist force capable of wreaking havoc in the region, the top diplomat for the Kurdish regional government in Iraq said Wednesday. Published November 20, 2019

The Iranian flag waves outside of the UN building that hosts the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, office inside in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is at a crossroads. His administration is trying to decide whether to risk stoking international tensions even more by ending one of the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) **FILE**

U.S. survey sees Iran boosting forces when embargo lapses

Fighter jets and main battle tanks will likely top Iran's shopping list when a U.N.-mandated arms embargo is set to be lifted next year, allowing its leaders to upgrade their conventional military hardware. Published November 19, 2019

In this June 8, 2017, file photo, the campus of the Veterans Administration hospital is shown under construction in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) **FILE**

Groups combine to fight prostate cancer in veterans

Military veterans are twice as likely as their civilian counterparts to develop prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States. Published November 19, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat. steps away from a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Chuck Schumer warns Pentagon to protect impeachment witnesses against reprisals

Ahead of this week's highly anticipated congressional testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Senate Democratic leader Charles E. Schumer is pressing the Pentagon to do more to protect military whistleblowers and to notify all military and Defense Department workers of their legal right to testify without fear of reprisals. Published November 18, 2019

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Fort Meade mold lawsuit targets Corvias Management-Army

Nearly a dozen military families at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County are taking their on-post landlord to court, saying they have been forced to live in substandard homes filled with rampant mold, rotting wood and standing water. Published November 13, 2019

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 Donald 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**

Donald 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