TERROR THREAT LEVELS DON'T MEAN MUCH

TERROR THREAT LEVELS DON'T MEAN MUCHThe Bush Administration has raised its terror threat level to orange, the second-highest ranking. Too bad it doesnt mean a whole lot to national defense, experts say.Local authorities and private companies are often the ones most directly responsible for maintaining the peace and preventing terrorist attacks. But when the risk judged by so-called "Homeland Security Advisory System" goes up, these groups aren't obligated in any way to alter their defenses against a possible threat, according to David Heyman, with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.For more on the real significance of these threat levels, check out my latest Tech Central Station story.

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