War Cabinet Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee Memoranda. January - April 1946. Papers Numbers. JIC 1-40. Volume XLII
1 January 1946 - 20 October 1946
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A volume of reports commissioned for the Joint Intelligence Sub-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. A vast range of international and domestic issues are investigated and analysed in the JIC's reports. Subjects covered in this file include the causes of German defeat in the Second World War; the Soviet Union's post-war interests and intentions in Europe and the Middle East; Soviet activities in Iran; the defence of Hong Kong against a possible Chinese invasion; Soviet recruitment of German scientists; information sharing with Turkey, Sweden, and the United Nations; the security implications of releasing reports on operations in the Second World War; and the future development of biological, chemical, and atomic weaponry by various powers.