Pentagon officials have stated that while a stop loss order is unlikely, it is still within the realm of possibility. This would be ordered due to the halt on bringing in new recruits because of the coronavirus pandemic. The stop loss policy has been implemented during the peak of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and prevented soldiers from ending their military contracts when they were planned. Many people view this policy as having negative side effects, as it erodes trust of the military and could possibly turn away potential recruits. “Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation as a whole and on the military’s ability to recruit and train new service members, the Department is looking at a wide range of options that will ensure enduring national security mission capability,” commented a spokesperson.