U.S. Homeland Security Changes Color Coded Terror Alert

431px-US_Navy_020312-O-0000X-001_Homeland_Security_Advisory_SystemFrom Peter Fedynsky at Voice Of America:

The United States is adopting a new terror alert system to replace the color-coded one put into place after the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made the announcement Wednesday in New York’s Grand Central railway station.  The new system is set to go into effect on April 26.

Secretary Napolitano told reporters that most Americans have ignored current alert system, while some have lived in fear because of it.

“We don’t want people to live in fear; we want people to live in a state of alertness and awareness,” said Secretary Napolitano. “And we want people to know how they can help themselves, how they can assist their community.  One way to do that is to provide people with more information.”

Napolitano noted that the new National Threat Advisory System minimizes, but does not eliminate, the risk of terrorist attacks because, as she puts it, “the United States cannot be put under a glass dome.”  But she said the new system maximizes the amount of information shared with the public about credible threats.

[Continues at Voice Of America]

10 Comments on "U.S. Homeland Security Changes Color Coded Terror Alert"

  1. Anonymous | Apr 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm |

    The more things change, the more they stay the same: http://goo.gl/XECDA

  2. aaroncynic | Apr 21, 2011 at 8:08 am |

    The more things change, the more they stay the same: http://goo.gl/XECDA

  3. Ironaddict06 | Apr 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm |

    Damn it. I finally learned the color coded system, and now Big Sister changes the Terro Alert System.

  4. Ironaddict06 | Apr 21, 2011 at 10:10 am |

    Damn it. I finally learned the color coded system, and now Big Sister changes the Terro Alert System.

  5. If they want a new system, they should stop calling it the “terror alert.” THE WHOLE POINT OF IT IS TO INSTILL FEAR IN OUR HEARTS. A scared population is an easily controlled population.

  6. If they want a new system, they should stop calling it the “terror alert.” THE WHOLE POINT OF IT IS TO INSTILL FEAR IN OUR HEARTS. A scared population is an easily controlled population.

  7. If they want a new system, they should stop calling it the “terror alert.” THE WHOLE POINT OF IT IS TO INSTILL FEAR IN OUR HEARTS. A scared population is an easily controlled population.

  8. Cepinr420 | May 2, 2011 at 4:25 am |

    osama bin laden’s dead now…bring back the color coded terror alerts damnit.. they may come in handy

  9. Cepinr420 | May 2, 2011 at 4:25 am |

    osama bin laden’s dead now…bring back the color coded terror alerts damnit.. they may come in handy

  10. Cepinr420 | May 2, 2011 at 12:25 am |

    osama bin laden’s dead now…bring back the color coded terror alerts damnit.. they may come in handy

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