February 1958: JIC Amendments

In February 1958, the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) plans to create another document outlining the potential nature of a war between the Soviet Union and North America. This would include the threat of missiles and air attacks, but also “minor threats.” In meetings, the JIC discussed at length whether such a document would be possible to produce. Ultimately, they recommended to the JPC that such a document be developed.

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Joint Intelligence Committee minutes, "Extract from the minutes of the 586th meeting held on 19 Feb. 1958," LAC, RG 25, vol. 4903, file no. 50115-P-40, part 3; Memorandum from the JIC, "Concept of Future Warfare," 20 Feb. 1958, LAC, RG 25, vol. 4903, file no. 50115-P-40, part 3.