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Document Title Joint Intelligence Committee: administration, structure, and functions of the committee; papers relating to the transmission of intelligence reports
Reference CAB 163/8
Conflicts Cold War
Themes Intelligence Organisation and Administration, Intelligence Operations
Regions Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South Asia
Countries Australia, Austria, British Guiana, Canada, Ceylon, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, Guatemala, Guiana, India, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaya, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Nyasaland, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Rhodesia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, United States of America
Document Type Reports, Correspondence, Memoranda
Organisations Axis Planning Section, British Joint Services Mission, Central Intelligence Agency, Committee of Imperial Defence, Chiefs of Staff, Commonwealth Relations Office, Directorate of Military Intelligence, Foreign Office, Future Operations (Enemy) Section, Government Communications Headquarters, Industrial Intelligence Centre, Inter-Service Intelligence Committee, Joint Intelligence Bureau, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee, Joint Intelligence Committee (Far East), Joint Intelligence Committee (Germany), Joint Intelligence Committee (Middle East), Joint Intelligence Staff, Joint Planning Staff, Local Intelligence Committee, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Economic Warfare, Naval Intelligence Division, Permanent Under-Secretary's Department, Secret Intelligence Service, Security Service, Situation Report Centre, Special Operations Executive, BBC Monitoring Requirements Sub-Committee, Defectors Sub-Committee, Intelligence Mobilisation Plans, Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Board, Metric Security Sub-Committee, Security Sub-Committee
People J Atkinson, Alexander Bethell, Frederick Beaumont-Nesbitt, Valentine Boucher, Norman Brook, Harold Caccia, Denis Capel-Dunn, Charles Carstairs, Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, Christopher Courtney, Francis Davidson, Patrick Dean, Thomas Elmhirst, Francis Fressanges, John Gardiner, Paul Gleadell, Robert Haining, Roger Hollis, Francis Inglis, John Inglis, Eric Jones, Charles Medhurst, Stewart Menzies, Neill Ogilvie-Forbes, Douglas Packard, Edward Parry, Richard Peirse, Lawrence Pendred, Patrick Reilly, Edmund Rushbrooke, Eric Searight, Arthur Shortt, Percy Sillitoe, John Sinclair, William Strang, Kenneth Strong, Gerald Templer, Dick White

Description

A file of Cabinet Office reports, correspondence, and memoranda concerning the organisation of British intelligence. Items in the file include revised charters for the Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee (JIC); complete lists of previous directors of naval and air intelligence; and plans for intelligence mobilisation, covering subjects such as responsibilities for the provision of different types of intelligence, the circulation of intelligence papers, and the security implications of opening department records after 50 years. The file also contains two reports on the history of the JIC from its inception in 1936 up to 1955, including summaries of the various areas of intelligence over which the JIC had responsibility; arrangements for information sharing with the United States of America, the Commonwealth, and NATO; and numerous charts illustrating British intelligence organisation, along with handwritten notes made in preparation for these reports.

Keywords

British intelligence organisation, intelligence services responsibilities, intelligence channels, intelligence distribution, scientific research, technology, intelligence reports, personnel, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee duties, military intelligence, liaison, information sharing, allies, intelligence gathering, intelligence requirements, photographic reconnaissance, aerial reconnaissance, former colonies, missiles, weapons development, defence, telegraph communications, communications, Hong Kong, colonies, empire, air intelligence, naval intelligence

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