6 October 1949
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 encouragement and disposal of defectors and deserters from the Eastern Bloc; the disclosure of information on British military organisation to the Western Union; changes to the deployment of British service attachés; the flight of Czechoslovakian civil aircraft to Kuwait; liaison with Sweden on indications of Soviet preparations for war; the denial of German scientists to the Soviet Union; demolitions policy in Germany in the event of war; and plans for the defence of Scandinavia and the Middle East.
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