Coherent Identifier About this item: 20.500.12592/xb2rcr

Certain Trials at Sea - Security

1 January 1948

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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 sale of penicillin plant designs to Eastern Bloc countries; cover plans for biological weapons testing; information sharing with the United States of America; the release of classified information to India and Pakistan; plans for the defence of the Middle East in the event of a war with the Soviet Union; evidence of Soviet recruitment of former German soldiers; the publication of service statistics; facilities for training service personnel in Slavonic languages; and the withdrawal of British troops from Palestine.

Tags

security chemical warfare biological warfare nuclear warfare cold war secrecy ministry of defence william hayter joint intelligence sub-committee foreign office weapons technology stewart menzies percy sillitoe cover plans press reports weapons testing

Collection ID
CAB176
Conflict
Cold War
Document Reference
CAB 176/17/3
Document Types
Memorandum
Correspondence
File Reference
CAB 176/17
Identifier
10.1080/swwf.cab176.0017.003
Keywords
Biological Warfare
Weapons Testing
Cover Plans
Press Reports
Secrecy
Security
Chemical Warfare
Languages
English
Organizations
Foreign Office
Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee
Ministry of Defence
Pages
2
Persons Discussed
William Hayter
Stewart Menzies
Percy Sillitoe
Themes
Weapons Technology
Nuclear Warfare