It’s been a “good news” kind of week for observers of our nation’s security apparatus. At least that’s how the government is spinning it.
But there’s plenty of bad news for travelers, too. More on that in a minute.
On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced it had scrapped the color-coded terrorism alerts and was moving to a more “robust” two-tiered system called the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS).
The feds also issued a helpful guide (PDF) that explains NTAS. It’s an interesting read. It promises to only issue alerts “when credible information is available” and to include “a clear statement that there is an imminent threat or elevated threat.”