Clearly the right choice to make and one that should have been made weeks ago.
Courtesy of CNN:
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has signed an order freezing the movements of all US troops overseas for 60 days due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three defense officials.
It means all US service members overseas or currently scheduled to deploy from the US will stay in their current locations for the next 60 days.
The freeze-in-place order will affect 90,000 expected scheduled deployments, including both troops scheduled to return home and troops scheduled to deploy overseas. There will be several exceptions including for naval vessels scheduled to return to the US.
The decision means troops serving in places like Iraq or Afghanistan could find themselves having their deployments extended by two months.
Obviously this sucks for those in the military but it certainly beats taking the chance that they could bring the Coronavirus into their homes to infect their loved ones.
I think this is the first time in history that the entire world has been dealing with a common threat at the same time.
Hopefully, this will in some way help to unite us and remind us that we are all in this together.
I don’t think the idea of being a global community has ever felt quite as real as it does right now.