Skip to comments.Army secretary open to renaming military bases named for Confederate generals
Posted on 06/08/2020 11:12:24 PM PDT by knighthawk
U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy is open to renaming military bases named after Confederate generals, an issue getting increased attention in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racism following the death of George Floyd, Fox News has learned.
A senior Army official told Fox News on Monday that McCarthy did not plan to change the names unilaterally, but instead will seek bipartisan support to do so. U.S. Army installations named after Confederate generals include Fort Benning in Georgia and Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
We must recognize history is important, but we must come together and have some sort of open discussion about race, the official said, adding: This week highlighted the need to start understanding those feelings and the Army secretary is open to considering changing the names of these bases named for Confederate generals.
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What an un-American low life. A disgrace to the Rangers. Worked for the same dope bank as Comey...HSBC.
He needs to be gone.
HSBC and Lockheed. He’s a Comey clone.
Basically, the secretary of the Army is assisting a domestic communist insurgency.
Relocating the Confederate flag to museums is one thing, but to rename long-established bases is rather stupid. I suspect 99% of the population could not explain who Benning was and 99% would not care. It is Fort Benning.
Bigger question is Does President Trump support this kind of BS? And if not, why has he not reigned in or replaced his leadership staff? Seems from recent reports that he needs to replace most of his military leadership.
Maybe the pentagon is in open rebellion, and Trump is just trying to prevent the final solution.
These Army Forts like Bragg are my home. You punks GTH.
Don’t do it McCarthy you will be gone!
Lost in all of this is how much a name change of an installation could cost. It just doesn’t only involve changing a few signs at a cost of several thousand dollars. Just changing a military installation with any type of airfield would cost millions in charts and maps alone.
stop grafitti’ing our history!
Are they going to also rename nearby Columbus?
Where does President Trump pick these losers from anyways?
Out of all the great highly accomplished conservatives out there, why does he keep picking these idiots every single time?
An open discussion about race. Like all the other open discussions about race we’ve had for decades now. snore
This may be unpopular on this forum, but I wouldn’t lose a moment off sleep if this happened. Robert E. Lee made significant efforts to restore the union after the civil war but he also fought in a civil war on the losing side to preserve slaveholding as a right to be preserved by governments. Many of his generals were either worthless in battle (Bragg) or eager slaveholders (Benning). This ain’t the hill I’m dying on.
I know! They should name them after famous criminals! Like Fort Dillinger or DB Cooper Air Force Base. Better yet, we can name them after famous Marxist revolutionaries, like Fort Che or Camp Ayers. That will make the BLM happy!
Really? Never knew the military was so compulsive.
Well, at least then the libs will be happy and STFU. It’ll be nice to never hear from them again about racism.
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