US drops, Russia adopts color-coded terror alerts

The US is doing away with the color-coded terrorism alerts adopted by the Bush administration in the wake of 9-11, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced in the State of Homeland Security address at George Washington University on Jan. 27. The following day, Russia’s Duma voted to adopted such a system in response to this week’s deadly bombing at the Moscow airport. (UPI, Jan. 28; RTT, Jan. 27)

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