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Pentagon Ready to Strip Rebel Names Off U.S. Military Bases

82nd Airborne soldiers prepare for deployment to the Middle East from Fort Bragg, N.C., in January. (Photo by Andrew Craft/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 June 2020 02:06 PM

The U.S. Army and the Pentagon appear ready to bow to growing pressure to rebrand all 10 military bases named after Confederate military leaders -- but they may need to check with their Commander-in-Chief first. 

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has signaled this week he's willing to rename the bases. An Army spokesman told Politico the Army "is open to a bipartisan discussion on the topic." Their one caveat is they don't want the renaming effort to become a political football.

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