Category Archives: Confederate

Confederate flag effectively banned from military installations

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The conversation around what the Confederate flag represents and whether it’s appropriate to fly has been put to bed in the military, at least when it comes to displays on Defense Department installations. Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued new guidance Friday for allowable flags, not explicitly banning the Confederate one, but laying out a set […]

How the Army might rename Confederate installations

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Protests over what prosecutors are calling the murder of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis has renewed the debate about whether or not Army installations named after Confederate brass should be changed. In February, the Marine Corps commandant ordered the removal of Confederacy paraphernalia from bases […]

CNO says no more Confederate battle flags in public spaces and work areas

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The Navy’s top officer has directed his staff to draft an order that will ban the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces and work areas on Navy bases, ships, subs and aircraft. “The order is meant to ensure unit cohesion, preserve good order and discipline, and uphold the Navy’s core values of honor, courage […]