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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

Artillery leading the fight in Ukraine

As Russian forces struggle to gain any traction in the fighting so far, the Pentagon has provided Kyiv with 90 top-of-the-line 155mm M777 howitzers to aid in the fight and is running hundreds of Ukrainian troops through special training classes to get them up to speed on the systems. Published May 20, 2022

Rights group slams Pentagon review of fatal Syria airstrike

The advocacy group Human Rights Watch is criticizing a new Department of Defense review of a 2019 airstrike in Syria that killed dozens of people, including women and children, saying the case "highlights fundamental and ongoing flaws" in how the U.S. deals with accountability for civilian harm. Published May 19, 2022

After grueling ‘Sea Trials,’ Naval Academy plebes can see end of testing first year

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland -- It's Oh-Dark-Thirty at the U.S. Naval Academy and the work day has begun even earlier than usual for the freshman class, known as plebes. The upperclassmen -- crusty old military veterans at 20 -- are racing through Bancroft Hall like avenging angels, banging on doors, yelling into megaphones and blasting out rock music. Published May 18, 2022

China says second warship ready for battle, extended missions

China's second Type 055 large destroyer is ready for extended-range operations at sea after passing a range of drills that tested the ship's ability to mount air defense, maritime attack and anti-submarine operations in mock battles, China's military is claiming. Published May 16, 2022

Greece grants U.S. troops access to military bases

U.S. troops will have access to Greek military bases for five years after the country extended a bilateral military agreement, saying it was necessary to stabilize a region roiled by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and tensions in the eastern Mediterranean. Published May 13, 2022