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The world is less safe when leaders videoconference

With coronavirus limiting movements of US troops, national security fears rise

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a videoconference with other leaders of G-7 nations on March 16. (Photo courtesy of Japan's Cabinet Public Relations Office)   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The strict travel bans that countries have put in place to contain the spread of the new coronavirus have halted cross-border interchanges in unprecedented ways.

Not even during the Cold War days did countries shut their borders to outsiders to this extent.

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