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File Title Chiefs of Staff. Joint Intelligence Committee. Memoranda. Jan. - June 1949. Papers Nos. J.I.C. 1-41 Volume L
Reference CAB 158/6
Date 1 January 1949 - 15 December 1949
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 1994

Description

A volume of reports commissioned for the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC). The JIC was formed of representatives from the intelligence services, the armed services, and the Foreign Office. Its purpose was to assess military, security, and foreign policy requirements and coordinate Britain's intelligence organisations accordingly. A vast range of international and domestic issues are investigated and analysed in the JIC's reports. Subjects covered in this file include Soviet military strength and dispositions; possible indications of Soviet preparations for war; the possible scale of air attack on the United Kingdom in a future war; the dispute between Yugoslavia and the Cominform; Soviet development of guided missiles; the spread of communist influence in East Asia; the release of documents relating to operations in the Second World War; British intelligence organisation in the Middle East and East Asia; aerial photographic reconnaissance in the Middle East; and Israel’s intentions regarding its future borders.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (614 KB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (848 KB)
1 Reoccupation of Tripolitania by the Italians. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 10 January 1949 Download PDF (784 KB)
2 American Intelligence Appreciations. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 3 March 1949 Download PDF (935 KB)
3 Periodic Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 14 February 1949 Download PDF (266 KB)
3/1 Periodic Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee Second List of Amendemtns to First Monthly Summary - 1st March 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 15 March 1949 Download PDF (261 KB)
3/2 Monthly Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Summary for 1st April, 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 22 April 1949 Download PDF (274 KB)
3/3 Monthly Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Amendments for 1st May, 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 16 May 1949 Download PDF (254 KB)
3/4 Monthly Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Amendments for 1st June, 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 10 June 1949 Download PDF (257 KB)
3/5 Monthly Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Amendments for 1st July, 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 13 July 1949 Download PDF (267 KB)
3/6 Monthly Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Summary for 1st August, 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 13 August 1949 Download PDF (268 KB)
3/7 Monthly Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Amendments for 1st September 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 12 September 1949 Download PDF (259 KB)
3/8 Monthly Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee Amendments for 1st October, 1949. Draft Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 12 October 1949 Download PDF (258 KB)
3/9 Monthly Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Summary for 1st November, 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 18 November 1949 Download PDF (270 KB)
3/10 Monthly Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Amendments for 1st December, 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 15 December 1949 Download PDF (260 KB)
4 Periodic Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Second Quarterly Summary. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 26 April 1949 Download PDF (4.50 MB)
4/1 Periodic Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Third Quarterly Summary. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 22 July 1949 Download PDF (4.26 MB)
4/2 Periodic Intelligence Summaries for the Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Fourth Quarterly Summary. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 25 October 1949 Download PDF (4.93 MB)
5 Scale of Attack on the Colonies. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 22 March 1949 Download PDF (1.58 MB)
6 Reactions in Israel and the Remainder of Palestine to the Entry of British or Anglo-American Forces Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 17 March 1949 Download PDF (1.05 MB)
7 Employment of Certain Firms on Secret Government Contracts. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 20 January 1949 Download PDF (1.30 MB)
8 The Occupational Distribution of Russian and Satellite Manpower. (Finalised as J.I.C. (50) 28) 21 January 1949 Download PDF (248 KB)
9 Scale and Nature of Initial Air Attack on the United Kingdom 1949/50. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 1 February 1949 Download PDF (1.98 MB)
10 Scale and Nature of Initial Air Attack on the United Kingdom - 1957. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 6 May 1949 Download PDF (1.48 MB)
11 (Not proceeded with) Download PDF (73 KB)
12 Review of the State of Intelligence Available to the Joint Intelligence Committee on the Soviet Union and Satellite Countries 25 January 1949 Download PDF (188 KB)
13 Evidence of Soviet Directed Assistance in Subversive Activities Throughout the World Since 1945 28 February 1949 Download PDF (129 KB)
14 Scale and Nature of Russian Attacks on the Middle East and Turkey - 1957. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 15 July 1949 Download PDF (2.27 MB)
15 Possible Courses of Action by the Soviet Union in Order to Regain Complete Control Over Yugoslavia. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 10 March 1949 Download PDF (4.03 MB)
16 Estimated Russian Threat to Pakistan - 1949 and 1957. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 28 April 1949 Download PDF (2.87 MB)
17 Joint Intelligence Bureau, Melbourne: Priorities for Australian Intelligence Surveys. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 16 February 1949 Download PDF (239 KB)
18 Organisation of Intelligence, Far East. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 19 February 1949 Download PDF (740 KB)
19 Disclosure of British Military Information to China. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 23 February 1949 Download PDF (288 KB)
20 Intelligence Brief for U.K. Delegation to the Five Power Military Committee. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 2 April 1949 Download PDF (4.54 MB)
21 Sigint Requirements - 1949. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 26 March 1949 Download PDF (606 KB)
22 Scale and Nature of Attack Against Sea Communications. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 23 April 1949 Download PDF (3.64 MB)
23 Intelligence for Western Europe Commanders-in-Chief Committee. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 10 March 1949 Download PDF (10.71 MB)
24 Release of Information from Captured German Documents. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 10 March 1949 Download PDF (1.45 MB)
25 Transmission of Classified Documents. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 3 March 1949 Download PDF (522 KB)
26 Supply of Arms to Argentina (No Report Issued) 24 March 1949 Download PDF (81 KB)
27 Publication of Despatches and Other Official Documents Dealing with Campaigns and Operations in the Late War. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 11 March 1949 Download PDF (1.98 MB)
28 Photograph Intelligence and Survey Requirements in Persia and Syria. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 14 May 1949 Download PDF (1.82 MB)
29 Soviet Troop Movements in Europe. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 12 March 1949 Download PDF (1.67 MB)
30 Israeli Intentions in the Near Future. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 26 March 1949 Download PDF (1.16 MB)
31 Review of Intelligence Organisation in the Middle East. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 13 May 1949 Download PDF (1.83 MB)
32 Scale and Nature of Initial Air Attack on the United Kingdom, 1957. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 1 April 1949 Download PDF (1.08 MB)
33 Communist Influence in the Far East. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 29 April 1949 Download PDF (3.01 MB)
34 Intelligence Organisation for a Supreme Headquarters. Note by the Secretary covering report by the Working Party 29 April 1949 Download PDF (697 KB)
35 Assessment of the Threat of Sabotage in the United Kingdom in Peace and War and Counter Measures. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 22 June 1949 Download PDF (2.23 MB)
36 Intelligence Requirements from Acabrit. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 12 May 1949 Download PDF (929 KB)
37 Photographic Intelligence Requirements in Turkey. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 14 April 1949 Download PDF (278 KB)
38 American Intelligence Appreciations. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 21 May 1949 Download PDF (1.15 MB)
39 The Present Ability of the Soviet Union to Wage War in the Far East and Its Initial Strategy. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 26 May 1949 Download PDF (1.62 MB)
40 Soviet Guided Missile Programme. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 6 May 1949 Download PDF (1.32 MB)
41 Indications of Russian Preparations for War. Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee 15 June 1949 Download PDF (1,012 KB)
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