President Trump opposed the renaming of US bases, which were named after Confederate military leaders on Wednesday, said they were part of the “Great American Heritage”.
“Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc. It was suggested that we should rename up to 10 of our Legendary Military Bases. These Monumental and very Powerful Bases, Great American Heritage and the History of Winning, Victory and Freedom ” Trump wrote A series of tweets.
“The United States trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not consider the renaming of these Fabulous and Awesome Military Facilities. As the World’s Largest Nation, our history will not be falsified. Respect Our Soldier! ”He continued.
Due to the unrest caused by the death of George Floyd’s Minneapolis police department, the renewed calls for police reform and the overthrow of the Confederate statues in the South are the names of the Confederate generals and officers, US bases and castles.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper and US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy are holding a “bilateral meeting” to rename about a dozen home bases, CNN reported.
To do this, consultations should be held with the White House, Congress and local and state governments where the facilities are located.
The army confirmed that Esper and McCarthy met.
However, Ordu added, “Each Army facility is named for a soldier who has an important place in our military history. Accordingly, historical names represent individuals, not causes or ideologies. “
David Petraeus, a former US Army general and CIA director, Wrote an idea in the Atlantic It is time to remove the traitors like Benning and Bragg from the most important military facilities in our country.
“These bases, after all, federal placements are home to soldiers who swear to support and defend the US Constitution,” Petraeus wrote. “The irony of education at the bases for the United States and those who have the right to enslave others is inevitable for anyone who pays attention. Now, in a delayed time, it’s time to show such attention. “