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File Title Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office: Central Intelligence Machinery: Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Later Committee: Minutes (JIC Series). Joint Intelligence Committee. Meetings 65-133
Reference CAB 159/6
Date 1 July 1949 - 31 December 1949
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 1994

Description

A volume of meeting minutes of 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. The JIC members discussed a vast range of international and domestic issues in their meetings. In this file, subjects documented include indications of Soviet preparedness for war; the use of atomic weapons in a future conflict; the progress of the Chinese Civil War; the threat posed by Chinese communists to Hong Kong and Taiwan; the encouragement and exploitation of defections from the Soviet bloc; the possibility of a Soviet invasion of Yugoslavia; Soviet policy regarding Berlin; aerial reconnaissance in Indochina, Turkey, and the Middle East; and arrangements for information sharing with NATO and the Commonwealth.

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i Front Cover 1th July 1949 Download PDF (712 KB)
ii Table of Contents 1th July 1949 Download PDF (12.57 MB)
65th 1. Future Organisation of Intelligence Division Control Commission for Germany; 2. Hong Kong Intelligence Organisation; 3. Chairman, Joint Scientific Intelligence Committee; 4. Publicity on the Security of Certain Countries; 5. Intelligence Lectures at the Joint Services Staff College; 6. Summary of Indications Regarding Soviet Foreign Policy; 7. Russian Preparedness for War; 8. A Certain Intelligence Agency in Germany; 9. Priorities of Tasks for the Collection of Intelligence Information in Austria; 10. Information from a Certain Defector. 1 July 1949 Download PDF (6.49 MB)
66th 1. Situation in South China; 2. Intelligence Requirements from United States Sources on China; 3. Joint Intelligence Committee, Far East - Priorities for Collection of Intelligence; 4. The Likelihood of a Russian Attack on the Nile Irrigation System in the Event of War. 6 July 1949 Download PDF (2.60 MB)
67th 1. Geographical Synonyms; 2. Inter-service Intelligence Mobilisation Plans - Far East; 3. Request by Czechoslovak Military and Air Attache. 7 July 1949 Download PDF (2.55 MB)
68th 1. Review of Intelligence; 2. Intelligence Officer for Staff of Commander, British Forces, Hong Kong; 3. Meeting with Sir Frederick Shedden; 4. Russian Preparedness for War. 8 July 1949 Download PDF (1.93 MB)
69th 1. Situation in South China; 2. Comments on a Certain Plan for the Middle East; 3. Defence Research and Development Policy-intelligence on Russian Development; 4. Review of Intelligence Organisation in the Far East; 5. Intelligence Requirements from United States Sources in China; 6. United States Request for a Report by the Joint Intelligence Committee, Far East. 13 July 1949 Download PDF (3.61 MB)
70th 1. Exchange of Monitoring Material with the United States Central Intelligence Agency; 2. Policy and Organisation of the Central Photographic Establishment Print Library; 3. United Nations Proposal for an Exchange of Information on Armed Forces and Armaments; 4. 14 July 1949 Download PDF (6.63 MB)
71st 1. Meeting with Sir Frederick Shedden; 2. The Use of Atomic Bombs in a War Against the Soviet Union; 3. Anglo-u.S. Intelligence Meeting. 15 July 1949 Download PDF (3.06 MB)
72nd 1. Situation in South China; 2. Developments in Central America; 3. Likelihood of a Russian Attack on the Nile Irrigation System in the Event of War; 4. Arms Traffic from Poland to Albania. 20 July 1949 Download PDF (3.21 MB)
73rd 1. The Use of Atomic Bombs in a War Against the Soviet Union; 2. Review of Intelligence; 3. Future Organisation of the Intelligence Division, Control Commission for Germany; 4. Allied Strategy and Deployment of Forces in 1951; 5. Anglo-u.S. Intelligence Meeting; 6. August Bank Holiday 1949 Committee Arrangements; 7. Visit of the Chief of General Staff, Union Defence Forces, to the Middle East; 8. Passing of Intelligence to India, Pakistan and Ceylon. 22 July 1949 Download PDF (5.41 MB)
74th 1. Disclosure of Information in Scientific and Technical Periodicals; 2. Exchange of Technological Information Betwee O.E.E.C. Countries; 3. Interrogation of Captured Bandits in Malaya; 4. Institution of Income Tax in Malta; 5. Releast of Information to the Norwegians; 6. Visit of the Chief of General Staff, Union Defence Forces, to the Middle East. 26 July 1949 Download PDF (5.10 MB)
75th 1. Situation in South China; 2. United States Intentions as Regards Formosa in the Event of War; 3. Priorities of Tasks for the Collection of Intelligence Information in Austria; 4. Traffic in Arms; 5. Present State of Progress in Biological Warfare in Foreign Countries; 6. Radio Counter Measures; 7. Defence Research and Development Policy - Intelligence on Russian Development. 27 July 1949 Download PDF (3.23 MB)
76th 1. Monthly Meeting of the Joint Intelligence Staff; 2. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 3. Russian Preparedness for War; 4. Chemical Warfare - the Enemy Threat; 5. Disclosure of British Military Information to Signatories of the Atlantic Pact; 6. Intelligence Organisation in the Far East. 5 August 1949 Download PDF (6.60 MB)
77th 1. Situation in South China; 2. Review of Intelligence Organisation in the Far East; 3. The Possibility of War Between Pakistan and Afghanistan; 4. Indications of Russian Preparations for War; 5. Deserters and Defectors. 10 August 1949 Download PDF (3.13 MB)
78th 1. Operation "matchbox"; 2. German Scientists; 3. Employment of a Russian Defector on Interrogration Duties; 4. Joint Intelligence Bureau Responsibility for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; 5. Visit of the Chief of General Staff, Union Defence Forces, to the Middle East; 6. Israel - Exchange of Service Attaches. 11 August 1949 Download PDF (3.19 MB)
79th 1. Future Organisation of the Intelligence Division, Control Commission for Germany; 2. Kuomintang Policy in South East Asia; 3. Destruction of Enemy Submarine Cables in Time of War; 4. Lecture on a Certain Subject at the Joint Services Staff College; 5. Activities of the Soviet Trade Delegation in the United Kingdom; 6. Grant of a Visa to a Certain Foreign National. 12 August 1949 Download PDF (5.39 MB)
80th 1. Present State of Progress in Biological Warfare in Foreign Countries; 2. Situation in South China; 3. Intelligence Requirements in an Unoccupied Austria; 4. New Measures Short of War by Which the Soviet Union Might Embarrass the Western Powers; 5. United Kingdom/united States/canada Intelligence Meeting; 6. Action by the Russians in Countries Which They Occupy in the Event of War; 7. Visit of R.A.F. Squadron to Turkey; 8. Intelligence Requirements from United States Sources on China. 17 August 1949 Download PDF (3.71 MB)
81st 1. United Kingdom/united States/canada Intelligence Meeting; 2. Illicit Traffic in Arms; 3. Exchange of Views with the United States; 4. Treatment of Crews of Foreign Merchant Ships Visiting British Ports; 5. Russian Action Against Greece in the Event of a Major War; 6. Secretary, Joint Intelligence Committee, Washington; 7. Possible Courses of Action by the Soviet Union in Order to Regain Complete Control over Yugoslavia. 19 August 1949 Download PDF (4.40 MB)
82nd 1. Situation in South China; 2. The Likelihood and Probable Effects of a French Withdrawal from Part or the Whole of French Indo-china; 3. The Strategic Implications of a Communist Victory in Greece; 4. Middle East Quarterly Communist Survey; 5. Intelligence Requirements from United States Sources on China; 6. United Kingdom/united States Intelligence Meeting. 24 August 1949 Download PDF (3.27 MB)
83rd 1. Security of Meteorological Information in War and Peace; 2. Disclosure of Information in Scientific and Technical Periodicals; 3. Exchange of Monitored Material with the United States Central Intelligence Agenc 25 August 1949 Download PDF (5.39 MB)
84th 1. Measures to Improve the State of Intelligence Available on Russian Intentions and Preparations for War. Line Crossers and Ex-prisoners of War; 2. The Implications of a Communist Success in China; 3. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 4. Encouragement of Deserters; 5. Return to the Soviet Union of a Certain Deserter. 26 August 1949 Download PDF (5.29 MB)
85th 1. Situation in South China; 2. The Implications of an Austrian Treaty; 3. Russian Chemical Warfare - Nerve Gases; 4. The Scale and Effect of Atomic Bombing on Egyptian Ports. 31 August 1949 Download PDF (1.86 MB)
86th 1. Sierra Leone - Internal Security; 2. Digest of Strategy for British Governors; 3. United States - United Kingdom - Canada Standardisation Programme; 4. The Inter-allied Federation of Escaped Prisoners of War; 5. Russian and Satellite Missions in the British Zone of Germany; 6. Security of Economic and Industrial Information about the United Kingdom; 7. Request from Roumania for Information on Great Britain and the Commonwealth; 8. Security Arrangements for the Visit of the Chief of the Norwegian Defence Staff. 1 September 1949 Download PDF (5.93 MB)
87th 1. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 2. The Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 3. Chairman, Joint Scientific and Joint Technical Intelligence Committees. 2 September 1949 Download PDF (2.44 MB)
88th 1. Situation in South China; 2. The Scale and Effect of Atomic Bombing on Egyptian Ports; 3. Lecture by General Evetts; 4. Russian Postal Censorship. 7 September 1949 Download PDF (2.55 MB)
89th 1. Employment of Certain Firms on Secret Government Contracts; 2. Civil Aviation Relations with Yugoslavia; 3. Security of Economic and Industrial Information about the United Kingdom; 4. Channels of Exchange of Intelligence Between the United Kingdom Commonwealth and Foreign Governments in the Far East. 8 September 1949 Download PDF (6.14 MB)
90th 1. Russian Preparedness for War; 2. Exchange of Views with the United States; 3. Situation in South China; 4. The Use of Atomic Bombs in a War Against the Soviet Union; 5. Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, Far East; 6. Policy and Procedure for Handling Political Refugees of Intelligence Value; 7. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 8. Communist Propaganda in Africa; 9. Visit by Head of the Joint Intelligence Bureau, Canada. 9 September 1949 Download PDF (4.12 MB)
91st 1. Situation in South China; 2. Russian Action Against Greece in the Event of a Major War; 3. Deserters and Defectors; 4. United Kingdom/united States Programme for the Preparation of Tactical Target Intelligence. 14 September 1949 Download PDF (2.23 MB)
92nd 1. Atlantic Pact Organisation - Sec; 2. Intelligence Requirements of the W Europe Commanders-in-chief Committ Mobilisation; 3. Establishment of a Five Power Military Security Committee; 4. Security of Meteorological Information in Peace and War; 5. Mobilisation Plan for the Joint Air Photographic Intelligence Board; 6. Interrogation of a Certain Deserter. 15 September 1949 Download PDF (5.71 MB)
93rd 1. Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, Far East; 2. Intelligence Organisation in the Far East; 3. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia. 16 September 1949 Download PDF (1.81 MB)
94th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Radio Counter Measures; 3. Russian Chemical Warfare Equipment; 4. Scale and Nature of Attack on the United Kingdom by V.1 and V.2 Type Weapons - 1949-50; 5. Provision of Interrogation Manual to Sweden; 6. Priorities for the Collection of Intelligence in the Far East; 7. Israel - Exchange of Service Attaches. 21 September 1949 Download PDF (5.15 MB)
95th 1. Beach Reconnaissance Teams - Middle East; 2. Security in French Indo-china; 3. Request by India for Information on Combined Operations; 4. Soviet Missions in the Allied Zone of Germany; 5. Disclosure of Information to Western Union on the Policy Regarding the Introduction of G.A.P. As Replacements for a.A. Guns; 6. Establishment of a Five Power Military Security Committee; 7. Functions of the Documents Research Section Germany. 22 September 1949 Download PDF (5.19 MB)
96th 1. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 2. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 3. Interrogation of a Certain Deserter. 23 September 1949 Download PDF (1.64 MB)
97th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Soviet Intentions in Berlin; 3. Aims of the Chinese Communist Party in South China; 4. Basic Assumptions for the Far Eastern Theatre; 5. Interrogation of Certain Defectors and Deserters. 28 September 1949 Download PDF (3.02 MB)
98th 1. Transmission Security - Approved Line Circuits; 2. Disclosure of Classified Anglo-american Information to Third Parties; 3. Disclosure of Classified United States Military Information to Western Union; 4. Establishment of a Five Power Military Security Committee; 5. Israel - Exchange of Service Attaches; 6. Visit of Scientific Adviser to the Indian Ministry of Defence to the United Kingdom - Security Arrangements; 7. Supply of Classified Information to the New Commonwealth Countries; 8. Establishment of a Polish Shipping Agency on the Kiel Canal. 29 September 1949 Download PDF (7.18 MB)
99th 1. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 2. The Implications of a Communist Success in China; 3. Scale and Nature of Attack on the United Kingdom by V.1 and V.2 Type Weapons - 1949/51; 4. Re-assessment of Russian Potential in the Field of Defence Research and Development; 5. Encouragement of Deserters. 30 September 1949 Download PDF (4.46 MB)
100th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Indications of Russian Preparations for War; 3. Beach Reconnaissances - Middle East; 4. 5 October 1949 Download PDF (3.17 MB)
101st 1. Evasion and Escape Organisation - Proposed Redesignation of I.S.9; 2. Security of Meteorological Information in War and Peace; 3. Dissolution of the Scientific and Technical Research Board in Germany; 4. Monitoring and Counter Propaganda in East Africa; 5. Transmission of Classified Documents; 6. Employment of Certain Firms on Secret Government Contracts; 7. Disclosure of Information in Scientific and Technical Periodicals. 6 October 1949 Download PDF (4.74 MB)
102nd 1. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 2. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 3. Russian Preparedness for War; 4. Soviet Intentions in Berlin; 5. Threat to Hong Kong; 6. Meetings During the Week 10th - 16th October, 1949. 7 October 1949 Download PDF (2.28 MB)
103th 1. Report by Intelligence Representative on Visit to Australia and New Zealand; 2. Supply of Classified Information to the New Commonwealth Countries; 3. Scientific and Technical Intelligence; 4. Threat to Hong Kong. 12 October 1949 Download PDF (3.93 MB)
104th 1. Employment of Certain Firms on Secret Government Contracts; 2. Availability of Service Attaches to Missions in War; 3. Transliteration of Place Names; 4. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - Interim Security Measures; 5. Vetting of Official Histories. 13 October 1949 Download PDF (4.49 MB)
105th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Possible Courses of Action by the Soviet Union in Order to Regain Complete Control over Yugoslavia; 3. Implications of Certain Aspects of United States Strategy for War in 1951; 4.Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 5. Russian Controlled German Police; 6. Intelligence Requirements from United States Sources in China; 7. Guidance to Attaches Abroad Concerning Defectors. 14 October 1949 Download PDF (3.12 MB)
106th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Radio Counter Measures; 3. Photographic Reconnaissance of French Indo-china; 4. Service Attaches; 5. Review of Results Obtained from Russian Postal Cencorship Reports. 19 October 1949 Download PDF (2.50 MB)
107th 1. Intelligence Organisation in the Far East; 2. Passing of Information to French Indo-china; 3. Disclosure of Information on Army Organisation. 20 October 1949 Download PDF (2.59 MB)
108th 1. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 2. Scientific and Technical Intelligence; 3. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 4. Encouragement of Scientific Defectors; 5. Major General C.D. Packard. 21 October 1949 Download PDF (3.80 MB)
109th 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. 26 October 1949 Download PDF (4.04 MB)
110th 1. Security of Information for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; 2. Security of Military Secrets Within the Ministry of Supply; 3. Functions of the Documents Research Section, Germany; 4. Exchange of Information with the French in Hong Kong. 27 October 1949 Download PDF (2.63 MB)
111th 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. 28 October 1949 Download PDF (5.29 MB)
112th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Formosa - Chinese Communist Intentions and Capabilities; 3. Intelligence Appreciation for Northern European Region - Military Threat to Scandinavia - 1950; 4. Measures to Improve the State of Intelligence Available on Russian Intentions and Preparedness for War; 5. Military and Air Attache, China. 2 November 1949 Download PDF (3.03 MB)
113th 1. Establishment of Security Services in Germany; 2. Transmission Security - Approved Line Circuits; 3. United Kingdom Road Transport Statistics - Circulation to Economic Commission for Europe; 4. Progress Report by a.I.9. From April 1949- 30th September, 1949; 5. Codewords and Nicknames. 3 November 1949 Download PDF (5.23 MB)
114th 1. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 2. Yugoslavia - Arms Requirements; 3. Encouragement of Deserters and Disposal of Defectors and Deserters. 4 November 1949 Download PDF (3.07 MB)
115th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Policy and Procedure for Handling Defectors; 3. Sweden - Liaison Concerning Indications of Soviet Preparedness for War; 4. The Implications of a Communist Success in China. 9 November 1949 Download PDF (3.09 MB)
116th 1. Visit of Czech Aircraft to Kuweig; 2. Mobilisation Plans Which Are the Responsibility of the Joint Intelligence Committee; 3. S.I.C. - Salonika; 4. Security of Information for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; 5. Security Gradings. 10 November 1949 Download PDF (3.09 MB)
117th 1. Meeting with H.M. Ambassador, Belgrade; 2. Atomic Weapons; 3. Communist Influence in the African Continent; 4. Communist Influence in the Middle East; 5. The Use by Germans of Soviet Nationals Against Russia in the Late War; 6. Deserters and Defectors; 7. Military and Air Attache, China; 8. Activities of the Soviet Trade Delegation in the United Kingdom; 9. Location of Scientific and Technical Intelligence Organisation. 11 November 1949 Download PDF (6.01 MB)
118th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Russian Action Against Greece in the Event of a Major War; 3. Intelligence for the North Atlantic Ocean Regional Planning Group. 16 November 1949 Download PDF (1.90 MB)
119th 1. Visit to the United Kingdom of the Pakistan Director of Inter-services Intelligence; 2. Exchange of Information with the French in Indo-china; 3. Publications on Operational Research; 4. Co-ordination of Security Intelligence in the Far East. 17 November 1949 Download PDF (3.57 MB)
120th 1. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 2. Implications of Soviet Atomic Development; 3. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 4. Location of Scientific and Technical Intelligence Organisations; 5. 18 November 1949 Download PDF (3.03 MB)
121st 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. The Possibility of the Survival of the Chinese Nationalists as a Factor in Far East Affairs; 3. The Likely Effects in South East Asia of the Recognition by His Majestys Government of the Chinese Communist Government; 4. Russian Control of Para-military Police; 5. 23 November 1949 Download PDF (2.42 MB)
122nd 1. German Scientists and Technicians; 2. Exchange of Information with the French in Indo-china. 24 November 1949 Download PDF (2.39 MB)
123rd. 1. Meeting with Mr. G.W. Harrison; 2. Implications of Soviet Atomic Development; 3. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 4. Intelligence for the Standing Group; 5. Preparation of a Publication on Special Operations; 6. Mr W.G. Hayter. 25 November 1949 Download PDF (3.25 MB)
124th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Non-military Methods of Warfare Likely to Be Employed by the Soviet Union; 3. Service Attaches. 30 November 1949 Download PDF (2.11 MB)
125th 1. Meeting with Sir Ralph Stevenson; 2. Measures to Improve the State of Intelligence Available on Russian Intentions and Preparedness for War; 3. Demolition Policy for Western Germany; 4. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 5. Publication of Information on Special Operations. 2 December 1949 Download PDF (2.70 MB)
126th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. United States Request for Information on the French Army in Indo-china; 3. Intelligence for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; 4. Supply of Equipment to Formosa. 7 December 1949 Download PDF (2.77 MB)
127th 1. Security Gradings; 2. Standardisation of Colour Systems for Strategic and Operational Intelligence Plots; 3. Disclosure of British Military Information to Foreign Countries; 4. Security Systems for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; 5. Attendance of Soviet Scientists at Conferences in the United Kingdom; 6. Downgrading of C.C.S. 983/1; 7. United Kingdom Road Transport Statistics Circulation to Economic Commission for Europe; 8. Soviet Mission in the Allied Zone of Germany. 8 December 1949 Download PDF (4.63 MB)
128th 1. Russian Preparedness for War; 2. Supply of Classified Information to the New Commonwealth Countries; 3. Photographic Reconnaissance of French Indo-china; 4; 5. Christmas Arrangements - 1949. 9 December 1949 Download PDF (2.54 MB)
129th 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. The Use by Germans of Soviet Nationals Against the Sovietvunion in the Late War; 3. Communist Influence in the Middle East; 4. Intelligence for the North Atlantic Oceany Regional Planning Group. 14 December 1949 Download PDF (2.87 MB)
130th 1. Survey of Pakistan Fisheries; 2. Evacuation of German Scientists in an Emergency; 3. Publication of Intelligence Corps Comrades Association List. 15 December 1949 Download PDF (2.89 MB)
131st 1. Operation "matchbox"; 2. Intelligence Organisation, Pakistan; 3. Possibility of Russian Armed Action Against Yugoslavia; 4. Release of United States Information to Third Countries; 5. Tibet; 6. Photographic Reconnaissance of French Indo-china; 7. Soviet Strategic Intentions and Capabilities; 8. Future Defence Policy. 16 December 1949 Download PDF (4.37 MB)
132nd 1. Threat to Hong Kong; 2. Photographic Intelligence Requirements in Turkey; 3. Effects of Soviet Occupation on Western Europe in the Event of War after 1956; 4. Measures to Improve the State of Intelligence Available on Russian Intentions and Preparedness for War; 5. Visit of Czech Trade Delegation to Kuweit. 21 December 1949 Download PDF (3.57 MB)
133rd. Release of United States Information to Third Countries 29 December 1949 Download PDF (2.56 MB)
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