WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
says the government has no plans to raise the terror alert level in
the U.S. as a result of Osama bin Laden's death.
Napolitano says elevated terror alerts will only be issued when
the government has specific or credible intelligence it can share
with the American public.
Some communities around the country, including the New York City
subway system, have increased security out of concerns of potential
Napolitano says the country remains at a heightened state of
vigilance, and the U.S. is safer than it was on 9/11, in part
because bin Laden is dead.
The government recently ditched the Bush administration's
color-coded terror advisory system in favor of more specific alerts
to the public when warranted.
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