Politics • American • US
2020-07-18T10:50:02+00:00

Defense Secretary bans Confederate flags from military bases

Defense Secretary bans Confederate flags from military bases
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper holds a news conference at the Pentagon, June 3, 2020 Credit: U.S. Secretary of Defense / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has banned all public displays of Confederate flags from all military bases, including "Department of Defense work places, common access areas, and public areas", after pressure from military leaders. Esper stated that the "flags we fly must accord with the military imperatives of good order and discipline, treating all our people with dignity and respect, and rejecting divisive symbols."

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