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Press Interviews - Instructions to Commanders

9 November 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 potential scale of radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons; the danger of fifth columnists operating within Britain in the event of war with the Soviet Union; the military strength of Communist China; censorship and leakages of information in the press; the military situation in Korea; Indo-Pakistani relations; British policy to counter the Malayan insurgency; arrangements for the training of Russian-speaking personnel; liaison with American and French intelligence services; and the employment of aliens as cypher clerks.

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censorship conferences newspapers propaganda psychological warfare cold war security clearance public statements ministry of defence joint intelligence sub-committee john gardiner chiefs of staff stewart menzies percy sillitoe patrick reilly release of information

Collection ID
CAB176
Conflict
Cold War
Document Reference
CAB 176/33/3
Document Types
Memorandum
File Reference
CAB 176/33
Identifier
10.1080/swwf.cab176.0033.003
Keywords
Release Of Information
Newspapers
Public Statements
Conferences
Security Clearance
Languages
English
Organizations
Chiefs of Staff
Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee
Ministry of Defence
Pages
6
Persons Discussed
John Gardiner
Stewart Menzies
Patrick Reilly
Percy Sillitoe
Themes
Propaganda
Censorship
Psychological Warfare

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