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Time to re-name the Army’s forts honoring rebels? Also, what do you do with a drunken admiral? And more.

Yes, writes retired Army Maj. Joe Flynn, in an article in ARMY magazine with which I just caught up.

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Yes, writes retired Army Maj. Joe Flynn, in an article in ARMY magazine with which I just caught up. Dump the “defender of slavery” loser names, as he puts it.

For the next step, he says, dump the posts named for “a well-connected staff officer.” Instead of Bliss, he asks, “Wouldn’t Fort Espinoza provide real inspiration for the soldiers of today and tomorrow?”

Meanwhile, in other military news, the Navy answers the question, “What do you do with a drunken admiral?

And a pro tip from other Florida news: If you are on the run from the police, don’t hide in an alligator-infested pond.

Image credit: Julian Scott (1873)/Smithsonian American Art Museum/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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