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Obama Admin. Could End Color Themed Terrorism Advisories

It’s been the subject of jokes and fear. And frankly, no one will miss or feel less secure it if it’s gone.

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BY EILEEN SULLIVAN
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -The Obama administration has begun a review that could spell an end to the advisories, long derided by late-night TV comics and portrayed by some Democrats as a tool for Bush administration political manipulation.

It’s not likely the review will plunge an alert system into the dark altogether but, short of that, everything is on the table for consideration, according to one official familiar with the plans.

The alert system assigns five different colors to terror risk levels. Green at the bottom signals a low danger of attack and red at the top warns of a severe threat. It was put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and was designed to help emergency responders get prepared.

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