Again and again, Putin’s plans were revealed. He can say something important about future wars.

On December 7, US President Joe Biden (right) on video calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The American press gained a unique insight into the intelligence the United States had about Putin’s invasion plans.

– We are back to proper intelligence as it should be, says intelligence chief Nils Andreas Stensønes.

Several things indicated that the massive build-up of Russian forces near the Ukrainian border in autumn 2021 was not part of any exercise at all. Russia, for example, had reorganized air traffic. And the way the Russian soldiers were moved hinted that it was the invasion of the neighboring country that was on President Vladimir Putin’s mind. At least that’s how the National Intelligence Service interpreted the signals, says intelligence chief Nils Andreas Stensønes.

But then something surprising happened.

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