U.S. Lowers Warning Level to "Yellow"

(New York Times) The Bush administration lowered the nation's terrorist alert level Thursday back to "elevated risk," or yellow on its color-coded scale, but warned of a continuing serious threat of terrorist attacks on American soil. Senior administration officials said that there was still an alarming level of intelligence suggesting the possibility of a new domestic attack by al Qaeda's terror network, and that the alert would almost certainly return to "high risk," or orange, in the days before an American invasion of Iraq.

2003-02-28 00:00:00

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