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About the Author
is a defense consultant, and author specializing in naval and air force issues. He has served as a speechwriter for senior Pentagon officials, lectured at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, consulted to best-selling authors, publishers, and nonprofit organizations, and has been instrumental in the advancement of numerous high-technology weapons and concepts. A contributor to the Naval Institute's Proceedings
magazine, he wrote a column on historic U.S. warships for ten years prior to taking over the monthly Combat Fleets of the World
column in June 2004. He is the coauthor with Norman Polmar of the books Chronology of the Cold War at Sea
and Dictionary of Military Abbreviations,
both published by the Naval Institute Press. In addition to his naval and maritime writing, Wertheim works for a defense-consulting firm, supporting and advising senior defense officials as part of the Pentagon s Air Staff. A founding member of the Air Force Transformation Division, he assisted with the formation of the U.S. Air Force s transformation strategy. He travels throughout the United States and Europe, taking part in military and NATO studies.