The United States is getting rid of its much-maligned system of color-coded terrorism alerts, replacing them with detailed advisories about specific threats, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced
"When we have information about a specific, credible threat, we will issue a formal alert providing as much information as we can," Napolitano said. That information will include a summary of the threat, steps authorities are taking to guard the public and what the public can do, she said.
"The alerts will be specific to the threat. They may recommend certain actions or suggest looking for specific suspicious behavior. And they will have a specified end date," Napolitano said in a speech at George Washington University.FULL STORY