Secretary of Defense Mark Esper released a new directive to the lead agency on Friday that bans the Confederate flag in military facilities.
Confederate flags are not specifically mentioned in the new guidelines, but do not appear in the list that lists the flags that can be used in U.S. military installations.
On the other hand, there are the flags of the states and territories of the North American country, military service flags, or civil flags that have been named by the President of the United States and approved by the Senate.
In a statement, the Department of Defense states that Esper has noticed that the flags are “powerful symbols”, especially “in the military community”. In addition, he stressed that the flags in these places “must meet the military requirements of order and discipline” and “treat our entire people with dignity and respect”.