22 July 1946
A volume of secretariat minutes of 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. Secretariat minutes were used to pass documents such as JIC sub-committee and working party reports and intelligence assessments to JIC members. Subjects covered in this file include British intelligence organisation in the Middle East; intelligence requirements on atomic energy development in foreign countries; the provision of press material from the U.S.S.R. and its satellites; the worldwide spread of communism; plans for post-independence intelligence organisation in India; an American request for intelligence on beaches in the United Kingdom; the experiences of a British journalist during a journey from Berlin to Moscow by car; and concern over Soviet attachés’ unhindered access to important U.K. military establishments.
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