Kyle Mizokami

Kyle Mizokami

Writer on Defense and Security issues, lives in San Francisco.

Naval collision between of HMS Serapis
The "I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight" Shipwreck Was Just Rediscovered, 239 Years Later

The Bonhomme Richard was commanded by none other than John Paul Jones himself.

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The U.S. Air Force Academy is Building Its Own 40-Foot Stealth Drone

The drone is the size of a fighter jet and designed to challenge air defense radars.

DDG 1001 arrives in San Diego
As the Last Zumwalt-Class Vessel Launches, the Stealth Destroyer's Fate Remains Deeply Uncertain

The Navy still hasn’t said what it’s going to do about the fact that it can't afford the ammo for the boats' fancy guns.

What You Should Know About the Nuclear Bomber That Russia Just Flew to Venezuela

Moscow sends Tu-160 “Blackjack” bombers to Caracas every five years for exercises and to troll the Americans.

Oops! Mapping Service Blurs Out Military Bases, But Accidentally Locates Secret Ones

Israeli and Turkish military bases are now helpfully identified by big blurry blocks.

A Chinese Military Official Suggests Ramming U.S. Warships in the South China Sea

A senior Chinese military official suggested ramming U.S. warships operating in Chinese territorial waters.

Meet the Chukavin, Russia’s New Sniper Rifle

The Chukavin sniper rifle will replace the Dragunov SVD in Russian Army service.

NE17 in full-swing
The Cryptic Letters, Numbers, and Symbols on U.S. Military Vehicles, Explained

A quick guide to the nomenclature that identifies America's military vehicles and units.

What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?

Collisions at sea and aviation accidents point to an overtaxed force.

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Russia Deploys New Ground-Based Laser Weapon

Very little is known about the Peresvet laser weapon system other than that it exists.

Why the U.S. Is Quitting a Key Nuclear Weapons Treaty

Washington believes Moscow has violated the treaty by testing a new land-based cruise missile.

One of Europe's Smallest Countries Is Getting the Most Advanced F-16 in the World

The tiny country is buying a squadron’s worth of F-16V fighter/bombers.

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Dr. Robert Lanza
The Military Wants to Create Synthetic Life Forms to Track Enemies

On battlefields of the future, the environment itself could spy on America’s enemies.

The Air Force Will Test Laser Weapons by 2021

Airplanes armed with laser weapons will finally be a reality.

How Confusion and Defects Led to a Norwegian Warship's Embarrassing Accident
A preliminary report on the collision between Helge Ingstad and a commercial tanker blames ship crews, design defects for the warship’s…
Falcon 9 Telstar 19V Launches
'Space Force' May Be Hobbled Before Liftoff

The Space Force could end up a part of the larger Air Force.

Swedish Pilots Win Medals for Top Secret 1987 SR-71 Incident

The Swedes, trained to intercept the SR-71, became one Blackbird’s guardians.

USS Newport News return from Deployment
The Navy Is Preparing to Counter a Submarine Shortage

The service plans to buy more submarines, extend the service lives of older subs.

Japanese warships docked at Tanjung Priok Port
Japan Clears Way for First Aircraft Carriers in 70 Years

The carriers would be the first since the Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II.

Type 45 Destroyer Duncan leaves Scotstoun
Future Warships Could Be Sailed Remotely with Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality

The technology could allow naval personnel to remain on shore while operating warships at sea.

New Recruits Attend Inauguration Ceremony In Lanzhou
Is the Chinese Military Ready for War?

The country hasn’t fought a war in nearly forty years.

‘Patriot’ Soldiers conduct platoon exercises in Korea
Pentagon Scales Back Joint U.S./South Korean Military Exercises

The exercises, which simulate fending off an attack from the North, are a sticking point for North Korea.

Russia Seizes Three Ukrainian Warships in Border Incident

Sunday’s incident is just the latest armed encounter between Russian and Ukrainian military forces.

Rough seas
A New Electronic Device Could Cure the Military's Big Motion Sickness Problem

Motion sickness affects all branches of the armed forces, from vehicle crews to submariners.

The U.S. Navy Could Have Had a Submarine Aircraft Carrier

AN-1 would have carried eight fighter jets, had virtually unlimited range.

Hill Air Force Base F-35A Combat Power Exercise
U.S. Air Force Has First F-35 'Elephant Walk' Mass Drill

Named after a parade of ponderous pachyderms, elephant walks demonstrate the service’s ability to launch a lot of airplanes in a hurry.

Lost Argentine Submarine Found One Year After Disappearance

The Argentinian attack submarine was lost with all hands one year ago.