Eric Wertheim is a defense consultant, columnist, and author specializing in naval and maritime affairs. Frequently interviewed by the news media, he has served as a speechwriter for Pentagon officials and a consultant to private industry and the U.S. government. He has been a columnist for Proceedings magazine since 1994. He lives in the Washington D.C. area.

Articles by Eric Wertheim

The Yuzhao-class (Type 071) amphibious transport dock Changbaishan, with two Z-8 helicopters on the flight deck.

The Amphibious Assault PLAN

By Eric Wertheim
November 2020
China’s Yuzhao-class (Type 071) amphibious transport docks (LPDs) have provided the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) with a solid foundation on which to build its rapidly improving amphibious warfare capabilities.

Books by Eric Wertheim