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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Clinton Supports Cold War Medal

Three U.S. lawmakers, including Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, are reintroducing legislation to establish a military service medal to honor Cold War veterans.

Senator Clinton, along with Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic Congressman Robert Andrews, have introduced the Cold War Medal Act of 2007 in the U.S. Senate and Congress, according to a statement posted on Clinton's web site late last week.

The legislation would authorize the U.S. secretary of defense to issue the Cold War Service Medal to those who "performed active duty or inactive duty training as an enlisted member or commissioned officer during the Cold War."

"It is important that we not forget those who served during the Cold War, a decades long struggle in which the forces of freedom eventually triumphed," Clinton said in the statement.

The bill was met with less enthusiasm by Konstantin Kosachyov, chairman of the State Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee, who called the initiative "awkward and inappropriate."

"If Mrs. Clinton suddenly becomes president of the United States without abandoning such a mentality, it will not improve our relations," Kosachyov said, Kommersant reported Saturday.