3 January 1947
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 the downgrading of the security classifications of combined Anglo-American records; the issue of D-Notices to the press in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth; the security of research and development projects in Australia; counter-espionage security in the U.K.; policy on Soviet applications for U.K. visas; evidence of Soviet recruitment of former members of the Nazi party; the secrecy of information concerning uranium and thorium ores; and British propaganda and anti-British subversion in the Middle East.
security united kingdom training united states of america censorship historians propaganda psychological warfare second world war secrecy dwight eisenhower ministry of defence william hayter joint staff mission joint intelligence sub-committee john gardiner chiefs of staff stewart menzies percy sillitoe release of information official histories classified documents joint intelligence committee (washington)