|Document Title||1. War Preparedness of the European Satellite Countries; 2. Measures to Encourage Defection of Members of the Soviet Armed Forces in Germany and Austria|
|Document Date||13 May 1953|
|Themes||Military Intelligence and Operations, Intelligence Operations|
|Countries||Austria, Germany, United Kingdom|
|Document Type||Meeting Minutes|
|Organisations||Chiefs of Staff, Foreign Office, Information Research Department, Joint Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Defence, Security Service, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee|
|People||Guy Liddell, Eric Searight, Percy Sillitoe, John Sinclair|
|Notes||Sections of this document have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.|
war preparations, Soviet satellite states, Soviet foreign policy, contingency planning, predicting enemy intentions, assessing enemy strength, threat of war with the USSR, mobilisation, military strength, intelligence reports, intelligence requirements, Iron Curtain, Eastern Bloc, defectors, Soviet army, personnel, occupied Germany, occupied Austria, propaganda, intelligence gathering, intelligence channels, security, information sharing, recruitment of agents, foreign policy
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. Possible U.S. Policy in the Far East; 2. Defence Policy and Global Strategy; 3. Restrictions on the Activities of Brixmis; 4. Intelligence for S.H.A.P.E.; 5. The Film "Fall of Britain"; 6. Return of German Scientist from Russia; 7. German Reactions to Western and Soviet Policy; 8. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and Other Sensitive Area; 9. Survey of Turkey; 10. British Intelligence Organisation (Germany)-Personnel
1. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and other Sensitive Areas; 2. The Employment of the Soviet Armed Forces in Land Campaigns in the Event of General War - 1952-55 (JIC(53)37 Revised Draft); 3. Soviet Strategic Air Plan in the Early Stages of a General War in the Period up to 1956; 4. Probable Soviet Strategy in the Event of General War - Revision of JIC(51)118(Fin.); 5. Warning of Soviet Attack
1. U.K. Representation on the S.G.S.C.C.; 2. Visit of the Commander, B.I.O.(G) to the U.K.; 3. SItuation in Burma; 4. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and other Sentsitive-Areas; 5. Review of Relationships between the Arab States and Israel; 6. Likelihood of the U.S.S.R. Starting a War before their Full Strength is Mobilised; 7. Joint Intelligence Map Room
1. Visit of Chairman to J.I.C. Germany; 2. Review of Current Reports on the Likelihood of War and of Probable Strategy and Capabilities; 3. Forward Planning; 4. Intelligence from the Far East; 5. Future Developments in Korea; 6. Reducing the Enemy Threat to the U.K.; 7. Material Effects of the Bombing of the Yalu Dams; 8. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and other Sensitive Areas; 9. J.I.C. Weekly Intelligence Review (Europe) for S.H.A.P.E.
1. Chinese Nationalist Intentions; 2. Visit of the United States Director of Naval Intelligence to the United Kingdom; 3.; 4. Article on Intelligence in the 'Sunday Express' of 3rd June, 1951; 5. Meeting with Mr. Creswell; 6. Soviet Intentions and Capabilities; 7. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter; 8. J.I.C. Weekly Intelligence Review (Europe) for S.H.A.P.E.
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. Future of the B.I.O.(G); 2. Proposed Visit of the Secretary of the U.S. Watch Committee; 3. Treatment of Aircrew Visiting Moscow; 4. Air Attache in Helsinki; 5. Warning of Soviet Attack; 6. Review of the Situation Round the Soviet and Satellite Perimeter and other Sensitive Areas; 7. Soviet Strategic Intentions; 8. Soviet Strategy in the Event of General War; 9.;
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