Homeland Chief: No Plans To Raise Terror Level

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 retaliation attacks.

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Layla

    God help us all
    There will be
    retaliation just
    when we are not
    expecting it
    Many will die
    worse than before

    God help us all

  • Jessica

    I completely agree. They will retaliate and we will not be prepared because the government is too busy thinking that because of Bin Laden’s death – his followers will stop. Anyone who believes that is crazy. They have an undying hatred for our country and these people devote their lives to terrorism, even if they have to be suicide bombers to do it. Smh.

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