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Swastika’ base to get makeover

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The U.S. Navy will redesign a base that resembles a swastika from the air.

The Anti-Defamation League, which had complained about the suggestive shape formed by the four L-shaped buildings that make up the San Diego naval installation, said this week that military authorities agreed to order $600,000 worth of landscaping and architectural changes.

“The Navy came to realize that this is a symbol that thousands of people died to defeat and it was inappropriate to have that shape on a military base,” said ADL regional director Morris Casuto.

The base was built in the 1960s but theories about its shape were spawned only recently by the advent of easily accessible satellite imagery from Google Earth.

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