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Task Force Recommends Simplifying Terror Color Code Alert

The color coded alerts that were meant to help Americans became almost meaningless and were the subject of many jokes. This is a good time to change this. And it’s a good thing a bipartisan task force is looking at this. This town needs more bipartisan cooperation.

By Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
color-codesWASHINGTON — A bipartisan task force recommended Tuesday that the Obama administration simplify and reset the U.S. government’s iconic color-coded terrorism warning system to the lowest of three new levels, if it keeps using levels at all.

The findings, which Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she will share with the White House and national security officials, could lead to substantial changes to a widely panned but politically sensitive tool created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to alert the nation to threats.

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