BFBS Radio Sitrep
Sitrep is a unique current affairs radio programme produced by the British Forces News team with expert analysis of Defence and Foreign Affairs as our agenda. Presented by Kate Gerbeau and featuring our Forces News Defence Analyst Christopher Lee, Sitrep is the only place on radio where you'll find a comprehensive look back at the week's most significant events in Defence.

 

Now that Sirte has fallen, has NATO fulfilled its role in Libya?
 
How tough is the job of Defence Secretary
 
What can be done to ease the tensions between Kosovo and Serbia?
 
The importance of the Haqqani network in the quest for peace in Afghanistan
 
And why the British Army is breaking the rules using underage soldiers in theatre

  

 

PRESENTER:  Kate GerbauSTUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee. 

 

 

 

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio 1 at 1830 (UK time).

Alternatively listen again on the website.

 

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SITREP trail 13th October

The revolutionary forces in Libya are close to securing Sirte - but where is Gaddafi?

How a message in a bottle helped the Royal Navy save a ship from piracy

Why the prisoner exchange between Hamas and the Israelis is vital for the future of the Middle East

And …. why Cyprus continues to be strategically important

PRESENTER

: Matt Teale

STUDIO GUESTS

: BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee.

INTERVIEWS WITH:

Dr Rosemary Hollis,

Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University

at City University

British Forces News & Sitrep presenter,

Kate Gerbau in Cyprus

Karen Jacques

from Dryad Maritime Intelligence Services - who monitor the threat of piracy.
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It’s been 10 years since British forces were sent to Afghanistan, but are they any closer to securing a successful outcome? 

How has the military strategy changed in that time ?   

Why  Nato says there must be more commitment from its allies

How European security could be threatened by the Eurozone crisis

And , the dogs of war, why our canine friends are so much more than a man’s best friend....

 

 

PRESENTER:     Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee. 

 

INTERVIEWS WITH:

 

BBC 's Paul Wood in Afghanistan

 

James Blitz, the Financial Times Defence & Security Editor, on the Eurozone crisis.

 

British Forces News’ reporter Will Inglis on how the forces' equipment has improved in the past 10 years

 

British Forces News’ reporter James Hirst on the Tory Party conference.

 

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio 1 at 1830 (UK time).

Alternatively listen again on the website.

Direct download: -Wk40_Sitrep_r2_podcast.mp3
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