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File Title Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office: Central Intelligence Machinery: Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Later Committee: Memoranda (JIC Series). Joint Intelligence Committee: Memoranda 1-79
Reference CAB 158/14
Date 1 January 1952 - 6 January 1953
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 the military strength and preparedness of the Soviet Union and its satellites; combat operations and peace negotiations in the Korean War; proposals for and the possible repercussions of extending the war to China; arrangements to assist captured UN troops to escape from captivity in North Korea; arrangements for intelligence sharing between NATO members; access to captured German documents; photographic mapping of areas of strategic interest; and the influence of the communist Tudeh party in Iranian politics.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover 1 January 1952 Download PDF (206 KB)
ii Table of Contents 1 January 1952 Download PDF (1.48 MB)
1 Periodic Intelligence Summary for S.H.A.P.E. (General Section) 12 September 1952 Download PDF (24.09 MB)
2 Periodic Intelligence Summary for S.H.A.P.E. (Order of Battle Section) 18 September 1952 Download PDF (12.05 MB)
3 Vulnerability of China to Blockade 1 February 1952 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
4 Co-ordination of Intelligence in the Middle East 10 January 1952 Download PDF (660 KB)
5 Reasons Why China Entered the Korean War 11 January 1952 Download PDF (502 KB)
6 Preparation of N.A.T.O. Documents Based on Reports and Statements for Public Distribution and Use of Minister 14 January 1952 Download PDF (1.06 MB)
7 Demolitions in Austria 15 January 1952 Download PDF (779 KB)
8 Charter for the Sub-Committee to Improve Intelligence 5 February 1952 Download PDF (318 KB)
9 Indications of Attack 25 January 1952 Download PDF (297 KB)
10 Charter for the Intelligence Mobilisations Plans Sub-Committee 25 January 1952 Download PDF (308 KB)
11 Organisation and Functions of the Joint Air Photographic Centre - U.K. 5 February 1952 Download PDF (1.21 MB)
12 Standing Group Intelligence Appreciation SG 176 6 February 1952 Download PDF (551 KB)
13 Establishment within N.A.T.O. of a Technical Intelligence Organisation 7 February 1952 Download PDF (455 KB)
14 Korea and the Far East Situation 27 February 1952 Download PDF (1.41 MB)
15 Possible Soviet Cold War Strategy during 1952–1954 14 February 1952 Download PDF (4.08 MB)
16 Russian Research and Development 27 February 1952 Download PDF (12.74 MB)
17 Hong Kong Intelligence 1952 Download PDF (174 KB)
18 Report by the Ad Hoc Committee on S.E. Asia 6 March 1952 Download PDF (1.71 MB)
19 Military and Economic Strength of the Soviet Union 19 February 1952 Download PDF (1.16 MB)
20 Defence of Hong Kong (C.O.S.(52)110) 28 February 1952 Download PDF (4.27 MB)
21 Intelligence Brief for the Head of the British Services Mission to Burma 4 March 1952 Download PDF (632 KB)
22 Soviet World Communism in 1951 21 April 1952 Download PDF (3.20 MB)
23 Likelihood of Soviet Intervention in the Event of U.N. Air Action in South China Designed to Isolate the Battle Front in Indo-China 26 March 1952 Download PDF (710 KB)
24 Letters from British Prisoners of War, Korea - Counter Propaganda 20 March 1952 Download PDF (1.07 MB)
25 Situation in South East Asia 26 March 1952 Download PDF (709 KB)
26 Intelligence for Shape 3 April 1952 Download PDF (1.23 MB)
27 Strategic Stockpiling in West African Territories 16 April 1952 Download PDF (340 KB)
28 Retained under Section 3(4) 16 April 1952 Download PDF (145 KB)
29 Reduction in Service Intelligence Representation Abroad 18 April 1952 Download PDF (3.97 MB)
30 Soviet Capacity to Inflict Damage on the UK as a Base for an Atomic Offensive 14 May 1952 Download PDF (1.50 MB)
31 Requirements for Intelligence from Western European Countries in the Event of these being Occupied by Soviet Forces 20 June 1952 Download PDF (1.25 MB)
32 Likelihood of Total War with the Soviet Union up to the End of 1954 21 May 1952 Download PDF (690 KB)
33 The Employment of the Soviet Armed Forces in Land Campaigns in the Event of General War 1952–1955 23 May 1952 Download PDF (319 KB)
34 The Employment of the Soviet Navy and Soviet Air Forces in the Maritime Role in the Event of General War 1952–1955 20 June 1952 Download PDF (380 KB)
35 Threat to Sea-Communications - Memorandum by Sir H. Tizard 6 January 1953 Download PDF (2.14 MB)
36 Evasion Escape and Rescue - Korea 3 June 1952 Download PDF (1.21 MB)
37 The Release of Captured German Documents to the Germans 6 June 1952 Download PDF (820 KB)
38 Possible Development of East German Military Forces 12 June 1952 Download PDF (1.85 MB)
39 Development of Eavesdropping Devices 13 June 1952 Download PDF (607 KB)
40 Standing Group Intelligence Committee 12 September 1952 Download PDF (800 KB)
41 Assessment of Threat to N.A.T. Countries to 1956 4 July 1952 Download PDF (192 KB)
42 Retained under Section 3(4) 22 October 1952 Download PDF (141 KB)
43 Situation in Spain 20 June 1952 Download PDF (2.53 MB)
44 Situation in Burma 18 July 1952 Download PDF (504 KB)
45 The Employment of the Soviet Air Forces in the Strategic Role in the Event of General War 1952–1955 20 June 1952 Download PDF (324 KB)
46 Intelligence Survey and Reconnaissance in Turkey 10 October 1952 Download PDF (181 KB)
47 Situation in Korea - Comments on Cab 587 27 June 1952 Download PDF (668 KB)
48 Defence Against a Surprise Atomic Attack by the Soviet Union Against the U.K. 5 July 1952 Download PDF (1.01 MB)
49 Capability and Likelihood of Soviet Employment of Napalm-Type and Flame-Throwing Weapons 3 July 1952 Download PDF (912 KB)
50 War Preparedness in European Satellite Countries 10 July 1952 Download PDF (1.25 MB)
51 Warning of Attack 1952–1954 18 December 1952 Download PDF (642 KB)
52 Strategic Value of the European Satellite Countries 14 July 1952 Download PDF (955 KB)
53 Situation in Persia 18 July 1952 Download PDF (1.59 MB)
54 Communist Intentions in Korea. (Draft Report to be Retained for Future Reference Only. See J.I.C.(52)90th Meeting, Minute 5) 12 August 1952 Download PDF (1.18 MB)
55 Situation in Korea - Brief for D.C.O.S. Korea 31 July 1952 Download PDF (996 KB)
56 Measures to Improve Intelligence 1952 Download PDF (174 KB)
57 Military Courses of Action and their Implications in the Event of Further Chinese Aggression 4 September 1952 Download PDF (7.43 MB)
58 Effects and Consequences of the Establishment of a Communist Regime in Persia 21 August 1952 Download PDF (2.81 MB)
59 Likely Soviet Reactions to N.A.T.O. Development Within Turkey - 1952–1954 22 August 1952 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
60 Evasion, Escape and Rescue in Korea 18 August 1952 Download PDF (784 KB)
61 Communist Intentions in Korea 26 August 1952 Download PDF (2.04 MB)
62 Australian Signal Intelligence 1952 Download PDF (163 KB)
63 Military and Economic Strength of the Soviet Union 6 September 1952 Download PDF (896 KB)
64 Establishment Within N.A.T.O. of a Technical Intelligence Organisation 11 October 1952 Download PDF (668 KB)
65 Evacuation of Service Attaches, in the Event of Hostilities 30 September 1952 Download PDF (542 KB)
66 Relationship of the Military Production of the Soviet Bloc to the Economic Resources Available 7 October 1952 Download PDF (5.09 MB)
67 Likelihood of Total War with the Soviet Union Up to the End of 1955 10 October 1952 Download PDF (1.46 MB)
68 Soviet Block Strength and Capabilities - Comments on SG 161/3 and SG 161/4 31 October 1952 Download PDF (721 KB)
69 Evasion, Escape and Rescue in Korea 4 November 1952 Download PDF (596 KB)
70 Proposed Re-organisation of the Existing Joint Intelligence Organisation in Germany 13 November 1952 Download PDF (443 KB)
71 Swedish Defence 14 November 1952 Download PDF (1.32 MB)
72 Strategic Air Photographic Intelligence 21 November 1952 Download PDF (1.72 MB)
73 German Security 21 November 1952 Download PDF (1.43 MB)
74 The Ability of the Soviet Communications System to Support Soviet Strategy in the Event of General War 1953–1956 28 November 1952 Download PDF (305 KB)
75 Brief for the Military Committee Meeting 3 December 1952 Download PDF (2.46 MB)
76 Situation in Indo-China 4 December 1952 Download PDF (1.94 MB)
77 Guerilla Activity in South China 1952 Download PDF (203 KB)
78 Intelligence from Germany When Occupation Costs are no Longer Met by the Germans 19 December 1952 Download PDF (1.92 MB)
79 B.B.C. Monitoring Requirements Sub-Committee 19 December 1952 Download PDF (354 KB)
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