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 Dauntless, Singapore’s seventh littoral mission vessel, entered service in 2020.

Singapore’s Littoral Solution

By Eric Wertheim
July 2024
Not to be confused with the U.S. Navy’s Independence-variant littoral combat ships, Singapore’s LMVs were locally designed, with significant assistance from the Swedish firm Saab.
2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of NATO.

NATO Navies in Review

By Eric Wertheim
May 2024
Alliance military budgets are again increasing as NATO navies prepare for a more dangerous future.