Best Quote of the Week – February 28, 2020

U.S. Marine Commandant David H. Berger

“We have the need within the country to try and create as much unity as possible and to suppress White nationalism and racism within the ranks of the military because, every once in a while, it crops up and causes an issue.”

Richard Kohn, history professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about a recent order by U.S. Marine Commandant David H. Berger that Marine leaders remove confederate-related paraphernalia from the service’s bases worldwide.

Berger’s order comes about a week after a congressional hearing about the rise of social extremism within the ranks of the U.S. military.  It also included commands for more women in combat roles, reviewing maternity leave, and extending parental leave for same-sex partners.

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