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The U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps have moved to ban the public display of the Confederate battle flag at all installations, reflecting growing sensitivity to racial bias in the wake of the police-reform protest movement.

“The Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, has directed his staff to begin crafting an order that would prohibit the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces and work areas aboard Navy installations, ships, aircraft and submarines,” said U.S. Navy spokesman Cmdr. Nate Christensen in a statement. “The order is meant to ensure unit cohesion, preserve good order and discipline, and uphold the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment.”

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