Army considers renaming installations named after Confederate commanders

Army officials say that U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper are open to the idea of changing the names of Confederate military commanders.

McCarthy and Esper are considering holding a bipartisan conversation about a renaming Army bases and installations associated with the Confederacy.

The U.S. Army released a statement Monday saying, "each Army installation is named for a soldier who holds a significant place in our military history.”

Forts such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina or Fort Hood in Texas could have their names changed.

Days prior to this, the U.S. Marine Corps announced the removal of Confederate flags from installations.

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Source: CNN

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