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| US-NATO 'Buildup on Russian Border Could Lead to Nuclear War' – Nobel Laureate
US political leaders have falsely accused Moscow of threatening NATO member states while the alliance aggressively builds up military forces on Russia's border, Nobel Peace Prize winner and global peace activist Helen Caldicott told Sputnik. On Thursday, US Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis told a Senate committee in confirmation hearings that NATO must build capacity in eastern Europe to deter Russia's alleged aggression. This came a day after Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson testified that the United States would defend NATO member states if Russia invaded. "There is little or no evidence that Russia is being aggressive towards the NATO countries," Caldicott, co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, told Sputnik. "That is a lie that the United States insists on maintaining." Caldicott pointed out, however, that it was the United States and NATO, not Russia, that was building up its armed forces to unprecedented levels in central and eastern Europe and exacerbating