Presidential elections and the possible transition to a new Administration are potentially a period of heightened national security vulnerability, a new report from the Congressional Research Service says.
The report distinguishes five phases of the presidential election period, and proposes concerns relevant to each. Thre report provides tabulated listings of US military operations during presidential transition period, and terrorist incident that have occurred during such transitions. See 2012-2013 Presidential Election Period: National Security Considerations and Options, October 5, 2012.
Some other noteworthy CRS products that Congress has not made publicly available include the following.
Sudan and South Sudan: Current Issues for Congress and U.S. Policy, October 5, 2012
Unemployment: Issues in the 112th Congress, October 5, 2012
Antipoverty Effects of Unemployment Insurance, October 4, 2012