Janine Davidson

Janine Davidson was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans in April 2009. Dr. Davidson is responsible for advising the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on matters pertaining to the development of U.S. national security and defense planning. She oversees the development of guidance for military campaign and contingency plans and the processes for review and assessment of plans. She is also responsible for the U.S. global defense posture and international agreements related to U.S. forces stationed overseas, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s (OSD) role in global force management.

Last April, over 200 people gathered in Washington D.C. for the State Department-sponsored kickoff of an innovative, web-enabled, interagency community of practice, the Consortium for Complex...

Bravo! to the dedicated team of bureaucrats and thought leaders who toiled for 2 years to produce the new US Government Counterinsurgency Guide. This guide, written in a collaborative "whole of...

Janine's Speaker's Notes.... Combined Arms Center Senior Leader Conference Fort Leavenworth, KS, 3 February 2009 Earlier this month, I was invited to address the senior leaders of the U.S. Army's...

Janine Davidson The recent release of the Army's latest Field Manual, FM 3-07 Stability Operations, has generated as much controversy as it has praise. On one side of the debate are those who see it...