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2008-2009 Presidential Transition: National Security Considerations and Options

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Author(s): John Rollins

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Government (Government agencies and bodies)
Government (Internal security)

Keywords: National security; Outgoing administration; Presidential transition

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This report discusses historical national-security related presidential transition activities, provides a representative sampling of national security issues the next administration may encounter, and offers considerations and options relevant to each of the five phases of the presidential transition period. Each phase has distinct challenges and opportunities for the incoming administration, the outgoing
administration, and Congress. This report will be updated as needed.