US Navy joins Marines in moving to ban Confederate battle flag
Several months after the Marine Corps ordered a similar policy, the Navy’s top admiral has directed the drafting of an order that would prohibit displays of the Confederate battle flag. The Army has said it’s open to renaming bases currently named after Confederate officers.
In a statement, the U.S. Navy spokesman Cmdr. Nate Christensen said: “The Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, has directed his staff to begin crafting an order that would prohibit the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces and work areas aboard Navy installations, ships, aircraft and submarines.”
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“The order is meant to ensure unit cohesion, preserve good order and discipline, and uphold the Navy‘s core values of honour, courage and commitment,” he added.