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Summary of Appreciation of Soviet Atomic Energy Programme - January, 1951

3 March 1951

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Summary

A volume of secretariat 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. 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 Soviet atomic energy programme; Argentine claims to have created nuclear weapons; the release of information to the public about classified British scientific research, including the atomic energy programme; the need for greater intelligence on Soviet and Chinese intentions; the reception of defectors from the Eastern Bloc; training to resist Soviet interrogation techniques; the export of technology and equipment to Yugoslavia; and the potential military strength of the Soviet Union in the event of war.

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russia atomic energy nuclear warfare nuclear weapons soviet union cold war weapons development ministry of defence joint intelligence sub-committee john gardiner weapons technology stewart menzies percy sillitoe patrick reilly assessing enemy strength soviet government weapons testing

Collection ID
CAB176
Conflict
Cold War
Countries
Russia
Soviet Union
Document Reference
CAB 176/30/3
Document Types
Memorandum
Report
File Reference
CAB 176/30
Identifier
10.1080/swwf.cab176.0030.003
Keywords
Atomic Energy
Soviet Government
Nuclear Weapons
Weapons Development
Weapons Testing
Assessing Enemy Strength
Languages
English
Organizations
Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee
Ministry of Defence
Pages
2
Persons Discussed
John Gardiner
Stewart Menzies
Patrick Reilly
Percy Sillitoe
Themes
Weapons Technology
Nuclear Warfare

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