Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy signal openness to renaming US Army bases that honor Confederate leaders

US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy will consider removing Confederate names from military installations, multiple sources reported on Monday. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper also signaled his support, according to CNN’s Barbara Starr. “The Secretary of the Army is open to a bipartisan discussion on the topic,” Army spokesperson Col. Sunset Belinsky told Politico. The move is a reversal, coming after two weeks of nationwide protests against police killings and systemic racism. In February, Army officials insisted they had “no plans to rename any street or installation, including those named for Confederate generals,” the Army Times reported. Visit Business

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