Catalogue description Ministry of Defence - Defence Intelligence Staff: Director-General of Intelligence, later Chief of Defence Intelligence; Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence); Directorate of Management and Support of Intelligence; and Defence Intelligence Staff Secretariat: centrally-staffed DIS Intelligence Assessments, Reports and Studies.

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Reference: DEFE 62
Title: Ministry of Defence - Defence Intelligence Staff: Director-General of Intelligence, later Chief of Defence Intelligence; Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence); Directorate of Management and Support of Intelligence; and Defence Intelligence Staff Secretariat: centrally-staffed DIS Intelligence Assessments, Reports and Studies.
Description:

This series contains centrally-staffed DIS assessments, reports and studies of the military capabilities and organisation of nations and organisations of interest, in particular of potential enemies and of those which threaten UK national interests.

Date: 1973-1992
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 12 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 2004 Ministry of Defence

Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

On 1 April 1964 the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) was created by grouping together the pre-1964 Service Intelligence departments and the Joint Intelligence Bureau under a Director-General of Intelligence.

Broadly speaking, the new DIS carried out the same duties as its predecessors, but within a tri-service framework: that is, to provide the Ministry of Defence with a central unified intelligence organisation which can supply objective all-source assessments of defence intelligence matters in peace, crisis and war. Its primary functions - to give warning of preparations for war or attack by potential enemies and to assess their military capabilities.

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