Kyle Mizokami

Freelance writer on defense issues, I write for Medium, The, 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


I Built an AR-15 in My Kitchen

Without telling the government


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…