Top general orders removal of Confederate paraphernalia from Marine bases.

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, on Capitol Hill on Dec. 3.  Saul Loeb/Getty Images

The Marine Corps took a welcome step toward modernizing after the service’s top general ordered the removal of all Confederate paraphernalia from all Marine installations around the world. The directive from Commandant Gen. David Berger came last week, shortly after a congressional hearing on the rise of the racist ideology of white nationalism in the military. The directive did not specify what exact forms of paraphernalia would now be prohibited beyond, presumably, the Confederate flag. The move was a long time in coming and could draw the Marines further into what has been a divisive societal issue that has morphed into a political issue in the Trump years: the push for the removal of Confederate statues and iconography across American life. More about this article in link…

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