Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

US Adds 'Bulletin' Category to Terror Alert System

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

US Adds 'Bulletin' Category to Terror Alert System

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WASHINGTON * The U.S. updated its terrorism alert system on Wednesday, unveiling a new "bulletin" category intended to better inform the public about evolving terrorist threats.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said there remains no credible, specific terrorist threat to the United States but that the department nevertheless issued its first bulletin to keep the public informed in a "new phase of the global threat environment."

Wednesday's bulletin will be in effect until June 16, and outlines much of what Johnson and other federal agencies have said in the days and weeks since attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif.

Johnson reiterated that while there's no specific threat, the government remains concerned about terrorist-inspired extremists, such as the attackers in California who killed 14 people before dying in a shootout with police. …

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