Saturday, January 9, 2021

Pentagon Begins Process to Purge Confederate Names from Military Bases, Property

Pentagon Begins Process to Purge Confederate Names from Military Bases, Property: The NDAA created a commission to put an end to the longstanding U.S. military tradition of honoring Confederate leaders.

The Pentagon is moving forward to satisfy a congressional directive in the 2021 defense policy bill that will result in the renaming of at least 10 Army bases and possibly two Navy ships that honor the Confederacy.

On Friday, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller appointed four members of what will eventually be an eight-member congressionally mandated panel: the lengthily named Commission on the Naming of Items of the Department of Defense that Commemorate the Confederate States of America or Any Person Who Served Voluntarily with the Confederate States of America.