|Document Title||1. Coastal Survey Requirements - Middle East; 2. Summaries of Left Wing Minority Activities and Russian Penetration in the Middle East; 3. Scale and Nature of Air Threat to Colonial Territories; 4. Indication of Enemy Preparedness for War; 5. "Essence of Soviet Foreign Policy"|
|Document Date||1 September 1948|
|Themes||Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance, Propaganda, Censorship and Psychological Warfare, Military Intelligence and Operations|
|Regions||Europe, Middle East, North America|
|Countries||Soviet Union, Turkey, United States of America|
|Document Type||Meeting Minutes|
|Organisations||Central Intelligence Agency, Chiefs of Staff, Foreign Office, Information Research Department, Joint Intelligence Bureau, Joint Intelligence Committee (Middle East), Joint Intelligence Staff, Ministry of Defence, Security Service, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee|
|People||William Hayter, Stewart Menzies, Percy Sillitoe, Kenneth Strong|
|Notes||Sections of this document have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.|
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1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Priorities for the Collection of Intelligence in the Far East; 3. The Possibility of the Survival of the Chinese Nationalists as a Factor in Far East Affairs; 4. Assault on Formosa - Intentions an Capabilities of the Chinese Communists; 5. Possible Scale and Nature of Raids on the United Kingdom in a War in 1949/50; 6. Beach Reconnaissances - Middle East; 7. Policy and Procedure for Handling Defectors.
1. Chinese Communist Threat in the Far East and South East Asia; 2. Consideration of Reports by Joint Intelligence Committees Abroad; 3. Effects of Events in Korea on the Threats to Formosa, Tibet, Hong Kong and Indo-China; 4. Possible Military Operations in South-East Asia by the Chinese Communist Armed Forces between 1952 and 1956; 5. Likely Scale of Strategic Air Attacks on South East Asia in the Event of War with Russia; 6. Relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and the Communist Parties in Burma and French Indo-China; 7. Communism in the Far East as at 31st March 1950; 8. Requirements for Clandestine Reporting in Western Europe in the Event of a Successful Soviet Invasion; 9. Threat to Yugoslavia; 10. Intelligence Liaison with the Americans in the Far East; 11. Mr. H.N. Brain
1. Operation "Mincemeat"; 2. The Vulnerability of the United Kingdom to a Knock-Out Blow by the Soviet Union; 3. Professor Pontecorvo; 4. Scientific and Technical Intelligence Branch, Germany; 5. Air Survey in Indo-China; 6. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities - 1950/54; 7. Attendance at Social Functions by Service Attaches in Sweden; 8. Soviet Preparedness for War; 9. Scale and Nature of Initial Air Attack on the United Kingdom; 10. Present State of Intelligence and Measures to Improve It
1. Invasion of the United Kingdom; 2. Scale and Nature of Air Attack on the United Kingdom 1951-1954; 3. Chinese Communist Intentions in the Light of Operations in Korea; 4. Review of the Situation round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter; 5. J.I.C. Weekly Intelligence Review (Europe) for S.H.A.P.E.; 6.; 7. Intelligence for S.H.A.P.E.
1. Exchange of Information with Yugoslavia; 2. Intelligence for S.H.A.P.E.; 3. Military Implications of the Entry of British Forces into Persian Territory; 4. Invasion of Te United Kingdom, 1951-1952; 5. Liaison Between United States and United Kingdom Intelligence Organisations; 6. Study by the E.M.M.O. Regional Planning Group of the Association of Turkey and Greece with N.A.T.O. Military Planning; 7. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter; 8. Information on Formosa; 9. Acquisition of Merchant Shipping by Soviet and Satellite Countries; 10. J.I.C. Weekly Intelligence Review (Europe) for S.H.A.P.E.
1. Technical Aspects of Soviet Air Defence; 2. Russian Research and Development; 3. Joint Intelligence Map Room; 4. Russian Theory of War; 5. The Egyptian Situation; 6. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and other Sensitive Areas - Preparation; 7. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and other Sensitive Areas; 8. Soviet Intentions in Germany; 9. Soviet Intentions in the Far East in the Event of General War - 1953-56; 10. Soviet Strategic Intentions.
1. Intelligence on Sabotage Equipment; 2. Chinese Communist Capabilities and Intentions with Respect to Taiwan (NIE-27); 3. Petroleum Situation in a War Beginning in 1954. U.S. J.I.C. 526/12; 4. An Outline of the Scale and Nature of Air Attack on the United Mingdom, 1951/54; 5. Working Party of the Official Desarmament Committee - Requirements from the Joint Intelligence Committee; 6. Progress Reports by J.I.C. (Germany); 7. Intelligence for He Standing Group of N.A.T.O.
1. Meeting with Working Party Set up by the Chiefs of Staff; 2. Meeting with H.M. Ambassador, Bangkok; 3. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter; 4. Statement by the Director of Naval Intelligence on his Tour to the U.S. and Canada; 5. Mr. D.P. Reilly; 6. Brigadier R.F. Johnstone
1. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 2. Monthly Meeting with the Joint Intelligence Staff; 3. Formosa - Chinese Communist Intentions and Capabilities; 4. Periodical Reports on the Threat to Hong- Kong; 5. Russian Preparedness for War; 6. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 7. Scientific and Technical Intelligence.