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    In the 1980s, US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) called for a war against the Soviet Union.

    He said the United States needed to be able to “fight and win a war with the Soviet people” in order to protect its “national interests.”

    Moynihans warning that the Soviet Empire was a threat to the US was a key part of his argument for the Cold War, and helped push US President Ronald Reagan to wage the “war of nations” in the 1980’s.

    “The Soviet Union poses an existential threat to our way of life,” he said in an April, 1983 speech at the annual convention of the American National Council.

    “Its economic strength, its military strength, is a threat we cannot ignore.”

    “We have no choice but to wage a war to stop them,” he continued.

    Moynihann has argued that the war has been the catalyst for a “massive reduction in crime, particularly in inner cities” and has helped drive down crime rates in the United Nations.

    But he also said that he “would not have pushed the Cold Wars as far as we have if it hadn’t been for the Soviet invasion.”

    “There is a difference between fighting a war and being in a war,” Moynihins’ son, Richard, said of the US role in the Cold Battle.

    “It’s the former, but it’s not the latter.

    It’s the military effort, the economic effort, and the political effort that has led to the peace that we have today.”

    As president, Ronald Reagan has said the war is necessary to protect American national interests and has vowed to “defend the American people from those who would use the world for their own purposes.”

    But some US leaders have called the war unnecessary and say the Soviets have little reason to fear America.

    “I think we need to be careful that we don’t start a war in this country,” President Donald Trump said in April, saying that the US would “take care of our own people.”

    “It doesn’t matter if it’s a small country like the United Kingdom or if it was a larger country like Japan or if you have a bigger country like Russia,” he added.

    “If they want to fight us, they will.

    But if they want us to do something, we will.”

    The president has been more diplomatic with Russia than his predecessors, but his administration has not been as willing to use military force to enforce the United Nation’s Security Council resolution.

    “In terms of military action, it’s the president’s call,” Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Council, told reporters on Tuesday.

    “He can make the call he likes.”

    US military actions and threats have increased as Russia has taken advantage of an economic slump in the former Soviet Union and the threat of a conflict with the United Arab Emirates to gain access to American energy supplies.

    But the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, has threatened to pull out of the United Nations Association, which is meant to help keep its members united, and has also launched an unprecedented campaign to discredit US media outlets critical of him.

    The Kremlin has also been increasingly aggressive in its response to the Syrian conflict, and it has threatened retaliation against US allies in the Middle East.

    The US has accused Russia of supporting and financing the Assad regime, which has repeatedly denied the allegation.

    US President Donald Trumps administration has been slow to condemn Russia’s actions in Syria, but he has said that Moscow “has no right to interfere in our internal affairs.”

    “Russia and other nations that have not fully cooperated in this conflict, who have not stopped their destabilizing actions, do not have any right to meddle in our domestic affairs,” Trumps statement said in August, 2016.

    “They are not in any way acting on behalf of the Syrian people.”