Pentagon quietly bans all usage of the Confederate flag with new policy ‘rejecting divisive symbols’ – The Sun

Pentagon quietly bans all usage of the Confederate flag with new policy ‘rejecting divisive symbols’ – The Sun

July 17, 2020

THE PENTAGON revealed a new policy on Friday effectively banning the display of the Confederate flag on military property.

POLITICO obtained a copy of the policy which bans the Confederate flag on Defense Department property.

The official language of the policy does not name the Confederate flag, however it lists the types of flags that are allowed to be displayed.

It comes as Defense Secretary Mark Esper looked to find a compromise after President Donald Trump criticized NASCAR for banning the flag.

"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," he wrote in a memo.

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