Tag Archives: Terrorism

U.S. ends, Russia begins colour-coded terrorism alerts

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that the United States will be phasing out the colour-coded terrorism alert program in favour of a system that is supposed to better inform the public about the nature and meaning of terrorism threats.  Homeland Security asserts that the colour-coded system was useful in the wake of 9/11 but is now […]

Canadians "may underestimate security threat"

The Harper government is worried about Canadian opposition to its plans to more closely integrate Canadian and U.S. border security efforts (Steven Chase, “Ottawa crafts plan to ward off criticism over U.S. border deal,” Globe and Mail, 10 December 2010). As the Globe and Mail reports, the Department of Public Safety’s communications strategy for the […]