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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 1-62
Reference CAB 158/15
Date 30 December 1952 - 23 September 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 of the Soviet Union and its satellites; probable Soviet strategies in the event of a major war and the possibility of a Soviet surprise attack; communist intentions in Korea and French Indochina; the political situation in Nepal, Thailand, and Malaysia; the position of Chinese Nationalists in southern China and Taiwan; relations between Israel and the Arab states; and the threat posed to the United Kingdom by Soviet atomic weapons.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover Download PDF (500 KB)
ii Table of Contents Download PDF (1.33 MB)
1 Periodic Intelligence Summary for S.H.A.P.E. (General Section) 23 September 1953 Download PDF (45.19 MB)
2 Periodic Intelligence Summary for S.H.A.P.E. (Order of Battle Section) 21 September 1953 Download PDF (28.86 MB)
3 Comments on Saceur's Emergency Defence Plan 30 December 1952 Download PDF (2.84 MB)
4 Intelligence Studies of Soviet Targets 7 January 1953 Download PDF (2.59 MB)
5 Possible Military Operations in South East Asia by the Chinese Communist Armed Forces in a Major War up to the End of 1953. - Comments on JIC(F.E.)(53)20 (Revised Final) 6 January 1953 Download PDF (805 KB)
6 Nationalist Forces in Formosa 9 January 1953 Download PDF (1.63 MB)
7 The Likelihood of The Soviet Union Initiating A War Before their Full Strength is Mobilised 9 January 1953 Download PDF (1.33 MB)
8 The Threat to U.N. Forces from The Communist Air Forces in the Far East 14 January 1953 Download PDF (6.79 MB)
9 Apparent Leakage of Information to the United States 24 January 1953 Download PDF (1.23 MB)
10 Exchange of Intelligence with Siam 24 January 1953 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
11 The Ability of the Transport System of the U.S.S.R. to Support Soviet Strategy in the Event of General War. 1955-1956 8 March 1953 Download PDF (7.90 MB)
12 Possible Military Operations in S.E. Asia by (J.I.C. (F.L.) (52) 20 (Final Revise) 12 February 1953 Download PDF (14.96 MB)
13 Radical Review - Consequences of Reduction of the Garrison in Hong Kong 3 February 1953 Download PDF (1.14 MB)
14 Soviet and Satellite War Potential 1953-1956 10 April 1953 Download PDF (24.70 MB)
15 Possible Operations by Chinese Nationalists and Communist Reactions Thereto 19 February 1953 Download PDF (3.94 MB)
16 Tripartite Intelligence Conference - S.E. Asia 10 February 1953 Download PDF (1.59 MB)
17 Evasion, Escape and Prisoner of War Intelligence Sub-Committee 13 March 1953 Download PDF (728 KB)
18 Possible French Military Policy in Indo-China 12 February 1953 Download PDF (3.21 MB)
19 Developments in Finland in the Event of War 14 February 1953 Download PDF (6.22 MB)
20 Planning after the Opening Phase of a General War 19 February 1953 Download PDF (1.91 MB)
21 Retained by Department Under Section 3(4) 21 February 1953 Download PDF (1.09 MB)
22 Effects and Consequences of the Establishment of a Communist Regime in Parsia 6 March 1953 Download PDF (311 KB)
23 Situation in Nepal 30 March 1953 Download PDF (1.51 MB)
24 Resistance Movements in South China 1953 Download PDF (484 KB)
25 United Kingdom Comments on Saclant's E.D.P. 1 - 52 27 February 1953 Download PDF (3.44 MB)
26 Review of Relations between Arab States and Israel 4 March 1953 Download PDF (9.79 MB)
27 Russian Development of Axial Flow Engines 4 March 1953 Download PDF (1.89 MB)
28 Situation in Finland 26 March 1953 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
29 Survey of World Communism in 1952 12 May 1953 Download PDF (10.28 MB)
30 Retained by Department Under Section 3(4) 11 March 1953 Download PDF (1.23 MB)
31 Possibility of Airborne Attack on the United Kingdom 12 March 1953 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
32 The State of Security in Certain Countries. (See. J.I.C.(53)41(Final)(Revise) 14 April 1953 Download PDF (287 KB)
33 Minimum Soviet Preparations for Attack. (See J.I.C.(53)61(Final) 19 March 1953 Download PDF (816 KB)
34 Russian Research and Development 20 March 1953 Download PDF (6.78 MB)
35 Military and Economic Strength of the Soviet Union 16 April 1953 Download PDF (1.91 MB)
36 Probable Soviet Strategy in the Event of General War 1953-56 25 June 1953 Download PDF (6.55 MB)
37 The Employment of the Soviet Armed Forces in Land Campaigns in the Event of General War 1953-56 25 June 1953 Download PDF (53.57 MB)
38 The Employment of the Soviet Navy and Soviet Air Forces in the Maritime Role at the Outbreak of General War up to the End of 1956 25 June 1953 Download PDF (27.94 MB)
39 The Soviet Strategic Air Plan in the Early Stages of a General War in the Period up to 1956 25 June 1953 Download PDF (20.94 MB)
40 Charter for the Joint Technical Intelligence Committee 1 April 1953 Download PDF (710 KB)
41 Implications of the Export of Axial Flow Jet Aircraft Engines 20 April 1953 Download PDF (8.86 MB)
42 Soviet Strategic Intentions 16 April 1953 Download PDF (1.59 MB)
43 Intelligence Brief for the U.K. Representative on the Military Committee During Discussions on 1954 Force Requirements 16 April 1953 Download PDF (2.43 MB)
44 Charter for the Joint Air Photographic Intelligence Board(U.K.) in Peace 22 April 1953 Download PDF (1.19 MB)
45 Future Military Developments in Indo-China and their Political Consequences 22 April 1953 Download PDF (6.43 MB)
46 Situation in Indo-China 24 April 1953 Download PDF (1.93 MB)
47 Loss of B.W. (Defence)Committee Papers 27 April 1953 Download PDF (1.07 MB)
48 Amendments to S.G.161/3 12 May 1953 Download PDF (7.97 MB)
49 Standards of Security in Israel 2 May 1953 Download PDF (853 KB)
50 Deficiencies in Far East Military Intelligence 5 May 1953 Download PDF (2.50 MB)
51 Official Languages of Allied Command Europe 5 May 1953 Download PDF (1.82 MB)
52 Situation in Afghanistan 22 June 1953 Download PDF (3.76 MB)
53 Security Considerations in the Five Power Staff Agency for S.E. Asia 8 May 1953 Download PDF (1.16 MB)
54 Probable form and Scale of Attack Against and Within Anzam, Comments on Australian Appreciation 16 June 1953 Download PDF (1.95 MB)
55 Planning Assumptions for the Later Stages of a General War 11 August 1953 Download PDF (4.26 MB)
56 Soviet Potential and Probable Strategy in the Event of General War 1953-56 11 May 1953 Download PDF (2.09 MB)
57 Situation in Iraq 20 July 1953 Download PDF (3.45 MB)
58 Soviet Strategic Intentions - Report for Tabling in Standing Group 24 July 1953 Download PDF (11.26 MB)
59 Provision of Personnel for Counter Intelligence Work in Malaya 29 May 1953 Download PDF (1.26 MB)
60 Possible Consequences of an Outbreak of Hostilities with Egypt 29 May 1953 Download PDF (6.50 MB)
61 Warning of Attack 30 May 1953 Download PDF (4.69 MB)
62 Soviet Intentions in Germany 12 June 1953 Download PDF (3.62 MB)
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