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Document Title 1. Meeting with H.M. Ambassador, Moscow; 2. The Likelihood of a General War being Deliberately Provoked by the Soviet Union in the Imeediate Future; 3. Review of the Situation round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter; 4. United Kingdom and Soviet Propaganda; 5. Service Attaches in China; 6. Operation 'Mincemeat'; 7. Christmas Arrangements
Reference CAB 159/8
Conflicts Cold War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations, Foreign Policy and International Relations, Propaganda, Censorship and Psychological Warfare
Regions East Asia, Europe, North America
Countries China, Formosa, Germany, Indochina, Korea, Malaya, Poland, Russia, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, United States of America
Document Type Meeting Minutes
Organisations Chiefs of Staff, Foreign Office, Information Research Department, Joint Intelligence Bureau, Joint Intelligence Staff, Ministry of Defence, Security Service, United Nations, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee
People John Gardiner, Stewart Menzies, Neill Ogilvie-Forbes, Patrick Reilly, Arthur Shortt, Percy Sillitoe, Josef Stalin, Kenneth Strong

Keywords

diplomatic officials, consular intelligence sources, predicting enemy intentions, contingency planning, assessing enemy strength, threat of war with the USSR, war preparations, Soviet government, rearmament, military intelligence, military strength, politicians, intelligence reports, intelligence requirements, military spending, economic warfare, economy, Soviet satellite states, Iron Curtain, Eastern Bloc, border controls, propaganda, Soviet-Chinese relations, deserters, diplomatic missions, diplomacy, allies, alliances, geographic intelligence, ideology, defectors, subversion, communism, attachés, intelligence channels, intelligence gathering, personnel, communications, British intelligence organisation

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