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Terror Alerts

'Legion of Doom'-Like Meeting Reportedly Sparked Alerts

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders a...

Terrorism Alert System Unveiled, Color-Coded Warnings Scrapped

Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled a new warning system to alert Americans about specific terrorism threats, formally pushing ...

Stop the Madness: The New Politics of Stunts

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Signer

In dealing with those who would yank our strings, we should reach for resiliency rather than hysteria. Politicians can ask whether terrorism should drive policy, rather than the other way around.

Terror Alerts: What Should We Do?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Two recurring news stories always mystify me: Terror alerts and locations that are vulnerable to terrorist attacks. So what is a citizen supposed to do with this information?

Ridge Backpedals, Says There Was No Pressure To Raise Terror Alerts

AP/Huffington Post | Mimi Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Monday people "are hyperventilating" about his assertion that politics played a role ...

Jimmy Kimmel Proposes New Web-Based Terror Alert System (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The Obama administration began a review this month that could mean the axe for the color-coded terrorism advisories we've come to know and love. Did I...