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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 71-133
Reference CAB 159/14
Date 1 July 1953 - 31 December 1953
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; peace negotiations in the Korean War; the exchange of prisoners of war with the communist forces in Korea; operations in the First Indochina War; the future of British intelligence in Germany and Austria; arrangements for information sharing between NATO and Commonwealth members; leakages of information to the press; political movements in the colonies; the lifting of travel restrictions on Western diplomatic officials in the U.S.S.R.; and the diplomatic dispute with Egypt over the Suez Canal.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (586 KB)
ii Table of Contents Download PDF (6.53 MB)
71 1. Mobilisation Accomodation for Intelligence Agencies; 2. Future Military Developments in Indo-China and Their Political Consequences; 3. Preparation of Intelligence Estimates by the Standing Group; 4. Soviet Strategic Intentions 8 July 1953 Download PDF (2.92 MB)
72 1. U.K./U.S. Intelligence Cooperation; 2. Visit of the U.S. Director of Naval Intelligence; 3.; 4. The Egyptian Situation; 5. Stationing of Allied Forces in Denmark; 6. Moslem World Perimeter Meeting; 7. Perimeter Review; 8. Russian Scientific Developments; 9. Planning Assumptions for the Later Stages of a General War 9 July 1953 Download PDF (7.81 MB)
73 1. Intelligence on the Soviet Union From Yugoslavia; 2. Use of the Codeword "Discreet" in Telegrams; 3. Security Certificates for Foreigners Attending Service Training Courses in the United States; 4. Released of Classified Information Within N.A.T.O. and to Allied Offices of Integrated Staffs; 5. Map Required by U.S. Military Attache, London; 6. Mr. G.A. Carey Foster 10 July 1953 Download PDF (3.19 MB)
74 1. Planning Assumptions for the Later Stages of a General War; 2. Soviet Strategic Intentions 14 July 1953 Download PDF (888 KB)
75 1. Visit of the Chairman, J.I.C.(F.E.) to Australia; 2. Travel Restrictions Imposed on Soviet and Satellite Missions in the U.K.; 3. The Egyptian Situation; 4. UK/US Intelligence Cooperation: Liaison With the C.I.A.; 5. Perimeter Review; 6. Likelihood of General War With the Soviet Union; 7. Future of the B.I.O. (G) 16 July 1953 Download PDF (5.15 MB)
76 1. Implications of the Export of Axial Flow Jet Aircraft Engines; 2. Exchange of Military Information; 3. Leakages in the U.S. of Information on British-Owned Shipping to China; 4. Release of Classified Information Within Nato and to Allied Officers of Integrated Staffs; 5. Travel Restrictions Imposed on Soviet and Satellite Missions in the U.K.; 6. Release of Documents to the Imperial War Museum 17 July 1953 Download PDF (4.55 MB)
77 1. Soviet Strategic Intentions 20 July 1953 Download PDF (1.50 MB)
78 1. Information for the Near East Arms Coordinating Committee; 2. Noise Listening; 3. Significance of the Recently Announced Relaxations of Soviet Restrictions on Travel by Foreigners in the U.S.S.R.; 4. Release of Classified Information Within N.A.T.O. and to Allied Officers on Integrated Staffs 22 July 1953 Download PDF (3.92 MB)
79 1. Major General A.C. Shortt; 2. U.K./U.S. Intelligence Cooperation: Liaison with Centeral Intelligence Agency; 3. Perimeter Review; 4. Future of B.I.O. (G); 5. Possible Consequences of an Outbreak of Hostilities with Egypt; 6. Meetings of the J.I.C. over the August Bank Holiday Period, 1953 23 July 1953 Download PDF (6.91 MB)
80 1. Operation of British Air Lines Behind the Iron Curtain; 2.; 3. Joint Service Recognition Journal - Security; 4. Leakages of Information on New Weapons in the United States Press 24 July 1953 Download PDF (2.80 MB)
81 1. Release of Documents to the Imperial War Museum; 2. Activity of the Czech Attache 28 July 1953 Download PDF (1.58 MB)
82 1. Operations of Air Lines Behind the Iron Curtain; 2. Secret Funds for I.S.9. Korea; 3. 29 July 1953 Download PDF (2.45 MB)
83 1. Planning Assumptions for the Later Stages of a General War 29 July 1953 Download PDF (877 KB)
84 1. Possible Consequences of an Outbreak of Hostilities with Egypt; 2. Warning of Attack; 3. Saceur's Estimate of the Situation and Force Requirements; 4. Requirements for Future Intelligence Studies; 5. J.I.C. Reports on the Situation in British Colonial Territories; 6. Lecture at N.A.T.O. Defence College; 7. Signal from Commanders-in-Chief, Germany, on Russian Troop Movements in East Germany; 8. Perimeter Review; 9. Warning of Attack 30 July 1953 Download PDF (7.23 MB)
85 1. Move of Soviet Cruiser Out of the Baltic; 2. The Situation in the Caribbean; 3. Soviet Defence Budget; 4. U.K./U.S. Intelligence Cooperation; 5. Action in the Event of the Armistice in Korea Being Broken by the Communists; 6.; 7. Perimeter Review; 8. Distrubances in East Germany; 9. Clandestine Use of Atomic Weapons; 10. Intelligence in British Guiana; 11. Future of the British Intelligence Organisation, Germany 6 August 1953 Download PDF (7.25 MB)
86 1. Loss of a Document Reported by the Ministry of Supply; 2. The Security of Economic and Industrial Information about the U.K.; 3. Protection of Industrial Secrets in Western Germany; 4. Security - Staff of Intelligence Division, S.H.A.P.E. 7 August 1953 Download PDF (2.49 MB)
87 1. Future of the British Intelligence Organisation; Germany; 2. Intelligence Aspects of Jamming; 3. Action in the Event of the Armistice in Korea Being Broken by the Communists; 4. Warning of Attack; 5. Report by the Committee for the Provision of Experimental Facilities for Intelligence; 6. Perimeter Review; 7. Appointment of a Liaison Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency; 8. U.K. Contribution to a U.S. National Intelligence Estimate 13 August 1953 Download PDF (9.35 MB)
88 1. Future of the British Intelligence Organisation, Germany 13 August 1953 Download PDF (3.08 MB)
89 1. Anglo/Egyptian Defence Negotiations - Organisation of Base; 2. Report of the Tripartite Security Working Group 1952; 3. The Use of Documents of the Restrictive Marking "U.K. Eyes Only"; 4. Travel Restrictions on Diplomats; 5. Colonel T.E. Williams, C.B.E. 14 August 1953 Download PDF (3.41 MB)
90 1. Intelligence - Hong Kong; 2. Supply of Tactical Target Material to Saclant; 3. Civil Defence - Safe Keeping/Duplication of Essential Records; 4. Mr. C.E. King 19 August 1953 Download PDF (3.40 MB)
91 1. Loss of Documents Reported by the Governor, Sierra Leone; 2. Mr. Edgar Sanders; 3.; 4. Perimeter Review; 5. Release of Classified Information witin Nato and to Allied Officers on Integrated Staffs; 6. Intelligence Organisation - Austria 20 August 1953 Download PDF (6.25 MB)
92 1. Measures to Encourage Defection of Members of the Soviet Armed Forces in Germany and Austria; 2. Monitoring of Broadcasts from the Baltic States and Associated Areas 26 August 1953 Download PDF (3.50 MB)
93 1. Sir Percy Sillitoe; 2. Meeting of the C.O.S. with the Directors of Intelligence on Tuesday, 1st September, 1953; 3. Future of the B.I.O. Germany; 4. Intelligence Organisation - Austraia; 5. Likelihood of General War with the Soviet Union; 6. Situation in Eastern Germany; 7. Perimeter Review; 8. Russia Scientific Developments 27 August 1953 Download PDF (6.90 MB)
94 1. Security Assessment of Japan; 2. Security in the German Federal Republic; 3. Security Certificates for Foreigners Attending Service Training Courses in the United Kingdom; 4. Photographic Publicity for the Suez Canal Zone Base; 5. Leakages of Information on New Weapons in the U.S. Press; 6. Release of Documents to the Imperial War Museum 28 August 1953 Download PDF (3.55 MB)
95 1. Use of Soviet Nationals against with Soviet Union in the Event of War; 2. Significance of the Recently Announced Relaxations in Soviet Restrictions on Travel by Foreigners in the U.S.S.R.; 3. Mobilisation Accomodation for Intelligence Agencies 2 September 1953 Download PDF (2.68 MB)
96 1. Future Military Developments in Indo-China and Their Political Consequences; 2. Swedish Defence; 3. Action in the Event of the Armistice in Korea Being Broken by the Communists; 4. Planning Assumptions for the Later Stages of a General War; 5. Relief of U.K. Representative, S.G.I.C.; 6. Future of the B.I.O. (G); 7. Intelligence Committee in Berlin; 8. Perimeter Review; 9. Soviet Amphibious Capabilities; 10. Release of Classified Information Within Nato and to Allied Officers on Integrated Staffs 3 September 1953 Download PDF (8.80 MB)
97 1. Chinese Communist Officer Defector; 2. Appointment of Mr. Heppel to H.M. Legation, Saigon; 3. Tour by the D.N.I.; 4. Perimeter Review; 5. Soviet Intentions in Germany; 6. Likelihood of General War with the Soviet Union Up to the End of 1955; 7. Russian Scientific Developments; 8. Factors in Connection with the Political Conference on Korea 10 September 1953 Download PDF (6.68 MB)
98 1. The Introduction of a Nato Standard Certificate of Employment; 2. Social Relations of Soviet Officials Abroad; 3. Release of Information to the E.D.C.; 4. Release of Classified Information within Nato and to Allied Officers on Integrated Staffs; 5. Classification of Target Intelligence 11 September 1953 Download PDF (2.60 MB)
99 1. Evasion and Escape - Coordination of Anglo/American Planning; 2. Future of the British Intelligence Organisation in Austria; 3. Requirements for Intelligence Staff of B.J.S.M. Washington on Mobilisation 16 September 1953 Download PDF (3.04 MB)
100 1. Chinese Communist Officer Defector; 2. Relaxation in Restrictions on Soviet Troops in Occupied Zones; 3. Appointment of a Liaison Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency; 4. Press Representation at British Atomic Tests in Australia; 5. Perimeter Review; 6. Future Developments in Indo-China and Their Consequences Elsewhere 17 September 1953 Download PDF (6.58 MB)
101 1. Security Certificates for Commonwealth Students Attending Service Training Courses in the U.K.; 2. Leakages of Information About Military Aviation; 3. Press Representation at the British Atomic Tests in Austria; 4. Loss of Documents in Cyprus; 5. Loss of Oversea Defence Committee Documents in Tanganyika; 6. Yugoslavia Request for Information about MIG.15; 7. Tripartite Security Working Group 18 September 1953 Download PDF (4.10 MB)
102 1. Soviet Economic Policy and Defence; 2. Future of the British Intelligence Organisation in Austria 23 September 1953 Download PDF (2.21 MB)
103 1. Form of the Perimeter Review; 2. Chairmanship of the J.I.C. Canada; 3. Intelligence Organization, Shape; 4. Interrogation - Lieut.Col. Carne; 5. Perimeter Review; 6. Soviet Intentions in Germany; 7. The Clandestine Use of Atomic Weapons by the U.S.S.R.; 8. Sino-Soviet Intentions in the Far East in the Event of General War Up to the End of 1956; 9. Planning Assumptions for the Later Stages of a General War - Future Action 24 September 1953 Download PDF (8.33 MB)
104 1. Implications of the Export of Axial Flow Jet Aircraft Engines; 2. Trieste; 3. Meeting, Director of Intelligence - Directors of Plans; 4. Appointment of a Liaison Officer With the Central Intelligence Agency; 5. Intelligence Organisation - Shape; 6. Circulation of the Minutes of the JIC; 7. Form of the Perimeter Review; 8. Perimeter Review; 9. Clandestine Use of Atomic Weapons by the U.S.S.R. 1953-1956; 10.; 11. Chinese Communist Officer Defector 1 October 1953 Download PDF (6.62 MB)
105 1. Release of U.K. Classified Information and the State of Security in Central Countries; 2. Disclosure of Information on Defence and Mobilisation Plans to Non-European Ministers and Officials in the Colonies; 3. Request by J.I.C. Germany for Security Assessments of N.A.T.O. Countries and Germany; 4. Production of a Handbook on Security for the Guidance of the Press 2 October 1953 Download PDF (2.17 MB)
106 1. British P.W. Repatriated from Korea - Interrogation Reports; 2. Evasion and Escape - Coordination of Anglo/American Planning; 3. Chinese Communist Officer Defector; 4. Intelligence Exploitation of Foreign Aircraft and Crews; 5. Beach Reconnaissance in the Middle East 7 October 1953 Download PDF (3.36 MB)
107 1. The Future in Germany; 2. The Future in Korea; 3. The Future in the Middle East; 4. British Guiana - Security of Plans; 5. Interrogation - Lieut. Colonel Carne; 6. Bulgarian Defections to Yugoslavia; 7. Clandestine Use of Atomic Weapons by the U.S.S.R. 1953-1956; 8. Perimeter Review; 9. Soviet Intentions in Germany; 10. Likely Developments in Korea in the Absence of, or After a Breakdown in Political Negotiations 8 October 1953 Download PDF (6.68 MB)
108 1. Evasion and Escape - Coordination of Anglo/American Planning; 2. Disposal of Certain Documents in Trieste; 3. British Guiana; 4. Perimeter Review; 5. Soviet Intentions in Germany; 6. State of Our Intelligence and Meausres to Improve It; 7. The Maintenance of Secrecy in the Case of Operational Moves in Peacetime; 8. Circulation of the Minutes of Joint Intelligence Committee Meetings 15 October 1953 Download PDF (7.01 MB)
109 1. Policy for the Security of Meteorological Information in the Event of War in the Immediate Future; 2. Security Assessment of Japan; 3. Disposal of Certain Documents in Trieste; 4. Release of Information to the E.D.C.; 5. Reports on Security Inspections by N.A.T.O. Security Committee; 6. Leakage of Information 16 October 1953 Download PDF (3.26 MB)
110 1. The Radical Review - Russian Linguists; 2. Intelligence in Hong Kong 21 October 1953 Download PDF (1.58 MB)
111 1. U.K.-U.S. Intelligence Cooperation; 2. German Activities Abroad; 3. Positive Vetting of Uniformed Personnel; 4. Intelligence on Trieste for Saceur; 5. Airfield Development in Eastern Germany; 6. Perimeter Review; 7. Survey of World Communism; 8. Circulation of the Minutes of Joint Intelligence Committee Meetings 22 October 1953 Download PDF (6.21 MB)
112 1. Reorganisation of the Joint Air Photograpgic Intelligence Board(U.K.) And the Joint Air Photographic Intelligence Centre (U.K.) 28 October 1953 Download PDF (1.44 MB)
113 1. German Activities Abroad; 2. U.K./U.S. Intelligence Co-Operation; 3. Future of the B.I.O.(G); 4. Military Situation in and Around Trieste; 5. Perimeter Review; 6. Future of the British Intelligence Organisations in Austria; 7. Denial of German Scientists to the Soviet Bloc 29 October 1953 Download PDF (5.93 MB)
114 1. Transliteration of Russian Characters; 2. Noise Listening 4 November 1953 Download PDF (1.42 MB)
115 1.; 2. White Russian Possible Source of Information; 3. Russian Guided Weapons; 4. Significance of the Recently Announced Relaxations in Soviet Restrictions on Travel by Foreigners in the U.S.S.R.; 5. British Honduras; 6. Perimeter Review; 7. Sub-Committee on Measures to Improve Intelligence; 8. Directive to the Joint Intelligence Committee Representative With the Central Intelligence Agency 5 November 1953 Download PDF (7.66 MB)
116 1. Report of the Working Party on the Security Classification of Information on Atomic Weapons; 2. Security of the Defence Teleprinter Network; 3. Security Certificates for Foreigners Attending Service Training Courses in the U.K.; 4. Compromised Documents; 5. Release of Information to the E.D.C.; 6. Breach of Security in the Transmission of Official Mail to Bulgaria; 7. Mr. R.H. Hollis 6 November 1953 Download PDF (4.17 MB)
117 1. Situation in East Germany; 2. Military Capabilities of the Communists in Korea; 3. Situation in the Caribbean; 4. Defence of the Middle East in the Event of General War 1954-56 11 November 1953 Download PDF (1.99 MB)
118 1. Meeting With General Sir Gerald Templer; 2. British Honduras; 3. Perimeter Review; 4. Captain T.J.N. Hilken; 5. Future of the B.I.O.(G); 6. Reinforcement and Maintenance of British Forces in North West Europe 12 November 1953 Download PDF (7.62 MB)
119 1. Financial Control of the B.B.C. Monitoring Service; 2. British Officer Holding an Integrated Appointment in the Central Intelligence Agency; 3. Middle East Interim Organisation for Joint Intelligence on Mobilisation; 4. Use of Soviet Nationals Against the Soviet Union in the Event of War 18 November 1953 Download PDF (4.67 MB)
120 1. Passing of Intelligence by National Authorities to N.A.T.O. Subordinate Commands; 2. Singapore; 3. British Honduras; 4. Uganda; 5. Perimeter Review; 6. Implications of the Export of Axial Flow Jet Aircraft Engines; 7. Statement by Director of Naval Intelligence on His Return From His World Tour; 8. Soviet Potential and Strategy - Revision of Basic Studies 19 November 1953 Download PDF (9.27 MB)
121 1. Security in South Africa; 2. Security in Luxembourg; 3. Revision of Table X of Emip(51)40(Fin.); 4. U.S. Proposal to Regrade Certainccs and CPS Papers; 5. Leakage of Information; 6. 20 November 1953 Download PDF (2.30 MB)
122 1. Intelligence Requirements for Air to Ground Television; 2. Anti-Soviet Communism; 3. Use of Soviet Nationals Against the Soviet Union in the Event of War 25 November 1953 Download PDF (2.17 MB)
123 1. Soviet Potential and Stratey - Revis. of Basic Studies; 2. Statement by the Director of Naval Intelligence on His Return from His World Tour; 3. Uganda; 4. British Honduras; 5. Grenada; 6. Perimeter Review; 7. Meeting With the Joint Intelligence Committee Representative (Designate) with the Central Intelligence Agency 26 November 1953 Download PDF (7.06 MB)
124 1. Future of the British Intelligence Organisation (Germany); 2. Financial Control of the BBC Monitoring Service; 3. Perimeter Review; 4. Meeting with Major General Kirkman; 5. Russian Atomic Energy Developments; 6. Soviet Potential and Strategy - Revision of Basic Studies 3 December 1953 Download PDF (7.10 MB)
125 1. Revision of Table X of Emip(51)40(F); 2. U.K. Cosmic Control Officer; 3. Report on a Preliminary Inspection of the Cosmic Security System in the U.K.; 4. Skis against the Atom 4 December 1953 Download PDF (2.97 MB)
126 1. Release of Information on the U.K. Atomic Energy Programme; 2. Publication in the "Daily Telegraph" of an Article on the Central Ammunition Depot at Corsham; 3. Instructions for the Use of the Terms "Guard", "U.K. Eyes Only" and "Discreet" on Documents 8 December 1953 Download PDF (2.73 MB)
127 1. Atomic Attacks on Water Supply Systems; 2. Reinforcement and Maintenance of British Forces in North West Europe; 3. Visit by the Deputy Director of Scientific Intelligence to Canada; 4. Argentine Claims in the Antarctic 9 December 1953 Download PDF (1.67 MB)
128 1. Russian Guided Weapons; 2. Leakage of Information; 3. Move of Joint Headquarters, Middle East to Cyprus; 4. Financial Control of the B.B.C. Monitoring Service; 5. Organisation of Intelligence in Germany; 6. Clandestine Use of Atomic Bombs by the U.S.S.R. 1953-1956; 7. Perimeter Review; 8. Sino-Soviet Intentions in the Far East and South East Asia in the Event of General War up to the End of 1956; 9. Meetings of the J.I.C. Over the Christmas Holiday Period 1953 10 December 1953 Download PDF (7.42 MB)
129 1. Loss of a Document Reported by the Ministry of Supply; 2.; 3. New U.S. Security Regulations; 4. The State of Security in Luxembourg; 5. U.K. Cosmic Control Officer; 6. Security Certificates for Foreigners Attending Service Training Courses in the United Kingdom 11 December 1953 Download PDF (4.28 MB)
130 1. Soviet Strategy in the Middle East Under Certain Assumptions; 2. Secrecy of Operational Moves in Peacetime 16 December 1953 Download PDF (1.90 MB)
131 1. Meeting of Ad Hoc Intelligence Working Group in Washington 1954; 2. Intelligence Organisation Within Nato; 3. Perimeter Review; 4. Possible Studies of the Situation in S.E. Asia and the Far East 17 December 1953 Download PDF (8.02 MB)
132 1. Limitation of the Number of Soviet Service Attaches in London; 2. Revision of Tale X of Emip(51)40(Final); 3. Information for Egypt; 4. Revision of D.C. 2/7 18 December 1953 Download PDF (2.72 MB)
133 1. Russian Guided Weapons; 2. Intelligence Organisation in Pakistan; 3. Measures to Encourage Defection of Members of the Sovieted Armed Forces in Germany and Austria; 4. Perimeter Review 23 December 1953 Download PDF (5.35 MB)
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