Douglas Porch is an American historian, academic and a Professor and former Chair of the Department of National Security Affairs for the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee in 1967 and a Ph. D. from Cambridge University in 1972. He has been a professor of strategy at the Naval War College, a guest lecturer at the Marine Corps University, a post-doctoral research fellow at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the Mark W. Clark Professor of History at The Citadel.

Books in order of publication:

Army and Revolution; France 1815-18481974
The Portuguese Armed Forces And The Revolution1977
The March to the Marne: The French Army 1871-19141981
The Conquest of Morocco1983
The Conquest of the Sahara1984
The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force1991
The French Secret Services: From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War1995
Wars of Empire2000
The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II2004
Hitler’s Mediterranean Gamble: The North African and the Mediterranean Campaigns in World War II2004
Counterinsurgency: The Origins, Development & Myths of the New Way of War2013