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“Rejecting Divisive Symbols” —  Pentagon Bans Confederate Flag on U.S. Military Installations

“Rejecting Divisive Symbols” — Pentagon Bans Confederate Flag on U.S. Military Installations

DM Winsick, contributing

WASHINGTON D.C. — In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is banning the Confederate flag on U.S. military installations without mentioning the phrases “ban” or “Confederate flag.”

Signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the Pentagon’s memo lists types of flags military bases can display, and the Confederate flag is not listed. Officials describe Esper’s move as a creative way to avoid contradicting President Trump’s defense of the right to display this flag.

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