|Document Title||1. Measures to Improve the State of Our Intelligence about Soviet and Chinese Intentions; 2. Anti-Communist Elements in China; 3. Certain D/F Networks; 4. Clandestine Air Photographic Reconnaissance; 5. Civil Defence Intelligence Liaison|
|Document Date||2 May 1951|
|Themes||Foreign Policy and International Relations, Military Intelligence and Operations, Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance|
|Regions||Africa, East Asia, Europe, South Asia|
|Countries||China, India, Mauritius, Pakistan, Soviet Union, United Kingdom|
|Document Type||Meeting Minutes|
|Organisations||Chiefs of Staff, Commonwealth Relations Office, Foreign Office, Joint Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Defence, Secret Intelligence Service, Security Service, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee|
|People||John Gardiner, Guy Liddell, Stewart Menzies, Percy Sillitoe|
|Notes||Sections of this document have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.|
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1. Chiefs of Staff Meeting with General Bradley; 2. Meeting with Mr. P. Mason; 3. J.I.C. Weekly Intelligence Review (Europe) for S.H.A.P.E.; 4. Anti-Communist Activities in the Soviet Orbit in Europe; 5. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter; 6. Soviet Aircraft Production; 7. The Scale of Fifth Column Activity to Be Expected in the Event of War with the Soviet Union Between the Present Date and the End of 1952
1. Requirements for Intelligence Immediately Following a Successful Soviet Invasion of Western Europe; 2. Exchange of Intelligence with the Turks; 3. Present State of Intelligence and Measures to Improve It - Operation "Post Report"; 4. Survey of World Communism in 1950; 5. Air Photographic Reconnaissance on the Tonking-China Frontier; 6. Appointment of a Bulgarian Military Attache to London
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. Arrival of MIG-15 Aircraft in Yugoslavia; 2. Technical Intelligence; 3. Leakages to the Press; 4. Planning Assumptions for the Later Stages of a General War; 5. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and other Sensitive Areas; 6. Future of the British Intelligence Organisation, Germany
1. Indications of Soviet Preparations for Event War; 2. The Military, Political and Economic Strength and Weaknesses of Communist China in 1951; 3. Defence of South East Asia in the Event of Chinese Aggression; 4. O.N.E. Report on Soviet Courses of Action with Respect to Germany (NIE-4); 5. Estimate of the Scale and Nature of a Soviet Attack on the United Kingdom between Now and Mid 1952; 6. Clandestine Air Photographic Recconnaisation; 7. O.N.E. Report on Turkey's Position in the East-West Struggle (NIE-9); 8. O.N.E. Report on the Probability of an Invasion of Yogoslavia in 1951 (NIE-29)
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.
1. Planning Assumptions for the Later Stages of a General War; 2. Possible Consequences of an Outbreak of Hostilities with Egypt; 3. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and other Sensitive Areas; 4. Warning of Attack; 5. Future of the British Intelligence Organisation, Germany
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. 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. Review of the Situation Round the Śoviet and Satellite Perimeter; 2. J.I.C. Weekly Intelligence Review (Europe) for S.H.A.P.E.; 3. The Scale of Fifth Co,Umn Activity to Be Expected in the Event of War with the Soviet Union Between the Present Date and the End of 1952; 4. Implementation of Recommendations to Improve Intelligence; 5. Likelihood of War with the Soviet Union; 6. Military Attaches Conference; 7. The Potential Air Threat to the United Nations Forces in Korea