Kyle Mizokami

Freelance writer on defense issues, I write for Medium, The Atlantic.com, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, Combat Aircraft, The Japan Times. Twitter @kylemizokami


Whatever You Do, Don’t Buy Your Aircraft Carrier From Russia


India learned the hard way with INS ‘Vikramaditya’


North Korea Might Have Far More Nukes Than We Thought


Worse than that—Pyongyang is building more


by KYLE MIZOKAMI


I Built an AR-15 in My Kitchen


Without telling the government


by KYLE MIZOKAMI

I built a semi-automatic rifle in my kitchen. I’ll bet that’s one…


China’s Aircraft Carriers on the Cheap


Beijing is constructing islands—with air bases—in the South China Sea


You Can Buy Chinese Military ‘Anti-Radiation Food’ on eBay


Beijing’s uniforms, badges and nuclear war cookies are up for sale


North Korea Might Put Nukes Aboard Submarines


Signs point to Kim Jong Un developing nuclear-armed boomers


The M-4 Carbine Is Here to Stay


Despite calls for replacement, the Army’s primary weapon isn’t going anywhere


It’s Time for the U.S. Military to Leave South Korea


Seoul can defend itself


Imagine you possess the 15th-largest economy in the world. You have world-class cars…


The Pacific Rim’s Future Wars Belong to Marines


To counter China, Asian militaries build up amphibious forces


No, Russia and China Aren’t Teaming Up Against America


The odd couple of totalitarian regimes is less powerful than you think


The Sherman Was America’s Best Worst Tank


The M-4 was far from perfect—and it didn’t matter


American tanks in World War II were generally inferior to their…