Oliver Parken

Associate Editor, The War Zone

Oli’s background is in the cultural and military history of twentieth-century Britain. Before joining The War Zone in 2022, he was Assistant Lecturer at the University of Kent's Center for the History of War, Media and Society in the U.K., where he completed his PhD in 2021. Alongside his contributions to The War Zone's military history catalog, he also covers contemporary topics and breaking news.

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Drone attack inside warehouse in ukraine

Ukrainian FPV Drones Hunt, Kill Russian Armor Inside Building

By Oliver Parken / Published Feb 22, 2024

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pictured emerging from Russian President Putin's armored limo

Kim Jong Un Gifted Russian-Made Luxury Car From Pal Putin

By Oliver Parken / Published Feb 21, 2024

Iran ballistic missile fired from a container at sea.

Iran Fires Ballistic Missile From A Shipping Container At Sea

By Oliver Parken / Published Feb 14, 2024

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander performs a vertical climb in an F-35A Lightning II during the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 14, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. The F-35A Lightning II’s F-135 single-engine contains 43,000 pounds of thrust. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

Czech Republic Officially Joins The F-35 Fighter Program

By Oliver Parken / Published Jan 29, 2024

Composite image of the exterior and interior of a nuclear communications bunker

Cold War Bunker Turned Mansion In Missouri Can Be Yours

By Oliver Parken / Published Jan 19, 2024

WWII U-boats pictured amid the ruins of the Elbe II U-boat shelter

How Entombed U-boats Were Re-discovered Decades After WWII

By Oliver Parken / Published Jan 17, 2024

M1 with ERA in Ukraine

Ukrainian M1 Abrams Tank Seen With Explosive Reactive Armor

By Oliver Parken / Published Jan 15, 2024