There is NO mistake in this assessment being made public…..
President Biden is trying to ‘talk’ his way out of this with the Russians…..
They watched him pack and leave Afghanistan in a hurry….
With America turning to China?
Putin seem’s to think the American President maybe reluctant to have conflicts on two fronts….
(Russia may never actually ‘invade’ the Ukraine…But massing troops on its border does get the Ukrainians, EU and America’s attention)
An America failure to act would help Russia flex on Europe like the days of the old ‘Soviet Union’….
“The Russian plans call for a military offensive against Ukraine as soon as early 2022 with a scale of forces twice what we saw this past spring during Russia’s snap exercise near Ukraine’s borders,” said an administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. “The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artillery and equipment.”….
The unclassified U.S. intelligence document obtained by The Post, which includes satellite photos, shows Russian forces massing in four locations. Currently, 50 battlefield tactical groups are deployed, along with “newly arrived” tanks and artillery, according to the document….
Putin has long railed against NATO expansion into former Warsaw Pact states as a disrespectful encroachment on Moscow. He said a concrete agreement must “rule out any further eastward expansion of NATO and the deployment of weapons systems posing a threat to us in close proximity to Russia’s territory.”…