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Review of Intelligence Organisation in Germany

1 July 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 evidence of Soviet contravention of the Potsdam Agreement; Yugoslavia's dispute with the Cominform; the security value of scrambling telephone communications in the United Kingdom; the censorship of British publications; Czechoslovakian provision of fighter aircraft to Israel; the meaning and application of security classifications; photographic survey requirements in the Middle East; proposals to establish a censorship ring around the Soviet Union; contingency plans for the evacuation of embassy staff; and the potential scale of air attacks on the U.K. in the event of war with the Soviet Union.

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security united kingdom technology germany russia austria communications interrogation recruitment scientific research ussr soviet union economic intelligence cold war england personnel liaison intelligence gathering ministry of defence william hayter joint intelligence staff joint intelligence sub-committee foreign office scientific experts british intelligence organisation intelligence organization stewart menzies intelligence channels intelligence services responsibilities intelligence distribution scientific and technical intelligence branch joint intelligence bureau percy sillitoe intelligence priorities occupied germany dick white paul gleadell industrial intelligence german scientists inter-services security board

Collection ID
CAB176
Conflict
Cold War
Countries
Austria
England
Germany
Russia
Soviet Union
United Kingdom
USSR
Document Reference
CAB 176/19/3
Document Types
Memorandum
Correspondence
Report
File Reference
CAB 176/19
Identifier
10.1080/swwf.cab176.0019.003
Keywords
British Intelligence Organisation
Occupied Germany
Intelligence Services Responsibilities
Intelligence Channels
Liaison
Security
Intelligence Gathering
Scientific Research
Technology
Intelligence Priorities
Interrogation
Personnel
Intelligence Distribution
German Scientists
Scientific Experts
Recruitment
Economic Intelligence
Industrial Intelligence
Communications
Languages
English
Organizations
Foreign Office
Joint Intelligence Bureau
Joint Intelligence Staff
Ministry of Defence
Scientific and Technical Intelligence Branch
Inter-Services Security Board
Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee
Pages
21
Persons Discussed
Paul Gleadell
William Hayter
Stewart Menzies
Percy Sillitoe
Dick White
Themes
Intelligence Organization

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