|Document Title||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.|
|Document Date||26 August 1949|
|Themes||Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance, Foreign Policy and International Relations, Military Intelligence and Operations|
|Regions||East Asia, Europe, North America|
|Countries||Austria, China, Germany, Malaya, Russia, Soviet Union, United States of America|
|Document Type||Meeting Minutes|
|Organisations||Chiefs of Staff, Foreign Office, Information Research Department, Joint Intelligence Bureau, Joint Intelligence Committee (Far East), Joint Intelligence Committee (Germany), Joint Intelligence Staff, Joint Planning Staff, Ministry of Defence, Secret Intelligence Service, Security Service, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee|
|People||Douglas Packard, Percy Sillitoe, Kenneth Strong|
|Notes||Sections of this document have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.|
intelligence requirements, intelligence gathering, intelligence channels, intelligence services responsibilities, intelligence distribution, British intelligence organisation, predicting enemy intentions, contingency planning, war preparations, mobilisation, threat of war with the USSR, prisoners of war, deserters, defectors, interrogation, occupied Germany, communism, Chinese Civil War, assessing enemy strength, military intelligence, intelligence reports, military strength, Soviet foreign policy, strategy, military supplies, recruitment, subversion, propaganda, broadcast services, diplomacy, diplomatic intelligence, Soviet agents, double agents, counter-intelligence
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. U.K./U.S. Intelligence Cooperation; 2. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and other Sensitive Areas; 3. Location of Future British Forces Security Unit; 4. Move of the J.I.B.(G) to H.Q.N.A.G.; 5. Future Liaison with the German Authorities; 6. The Naumann Case; 7. Censorship in Germany; 8. Security of the German Federal Government; 9.; 10. B.I.O.(G) - Personnel; 11. Tripartite Intelligence Sub-Committee in Berlin; 12. Intelligence in Hongkong - Mr. Machell-Cox; 13. Mr. W. Hayter; 14. Meetings of the J.I.C. Over the Whitsun, Coronation and Trooping the Colour Periods
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.
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.
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.
1. J.I.C. Weekly Intelligence Review (Europe) for S.H.A.P.E.; 2. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter; 3. Chiefs of Staff Meeting with Lord Tedder; 4. Atomic Energy and Guided Weapons Programmes-Downgrading of Top Secret Documents; 5. Visit of D.N.I. to Rome; 6. Review of the State of Our Intelligence and Measures Recommended to Improve It; 7. Port Energency Planning; 8. Exchange of Intelligence with India and Pakistan; 9. Tripartite Military Staff Talks on the Defence of South-East Asia; 10. Requests by Yugoslavia for Special Equipment; 11. Short Term Effects of Air Attack Against Supply Bases and Communications in Manchuria
1. "Intelligence Digest"; 2. The Dangers of Clandestine Communist Attack on the Economic Plants and Animals of the Commonwealth; 3. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities. - Anglo-U.S. Intelligence Conference; 4. Certain Intelligence Mobilisation Plans; 5. Soviet Preparedness for War; 6. Scale and Nature of Threat to Sea Communications in the Event of War with the Soviet Union in 1954; 7. Chairman's Visit to Germany; 8. Possible Uses by the Soviet Union of Satellite Forces; 9. Operation "Matchbox"; 10. Likelihood of War with the Soviet Union and the Date by Which the Soviet Leaders Might Be Prepared to Risk It; 11. August Bank Holiday Arrangements - 1950
1. Chinese Communist Threat in the Far East and South East Asia; 2. Intelligence Organisation; 3. Supply of Aircraft to Israel; 4. Military and Air Attache in China; 5. Vulnerability of Intelligence Records; 6. Views of a German Ex-Staff Officer on Russia and Probable Russian Strategy; 7. Soviet Trawlers in British Waters; 8. Loss of Classified Documents; 9. Requirements for Clandestine Reporting in Western Europe in the Event of a Successful Invasion; 10. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities - Long Term Intelligence Appreciation
1. Employment of Unreliable Persons in Government Departments; 2. Security in a Certain Country; 3. Visit of the Director of Scientific Intelligence to the Far East; 4. Visits by the Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee (Far East), to Tokyo and Korea; 5. Intelligence Organisation in Malaya; 6. Communications between Singapore and Australia; 7. Threat to Yugoslavia; 8. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities - Long Term Appreciation; 9. Whitsun Arrangements - 1950; 10. Soviet Trade Delegation