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.

This week Sitrep looks back at events that have shaped 2012  & Britain’s Armed Forces
 
From transition in Afghanistan to civil war in Syria
 
A year that remembered the Falkland's conflict & saw trouble returning to the streets of Belfast
 
It was a summer of celebration and ceremony for the military, but what’s in store for 2013?
 
Listen to this week’s Sitrep and find out…
 
You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)
Alternatively listen again on the website.
 PRESENTER:  Kate GerbeauSTUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee and Major General Julian Thompson
 
OTHER Contributors:
 
BFBS Reporters Tim Cooper in Cyprus, Rob Olver in Germany and Steve Britton in Brunei.

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What next for Syria as the violence continues to escalate?

 

What’s behind the latest trouble in Northern Ireland ?

 

Could North Korea’s rocket launch elevate their  status on the world stage?

 

How a mother’s story of her soldier son may help young officers.

 

And why women might make better spies than men..........

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

Northern Ireland analyst Alan Murray on the latest troubles

 

Aidan Foster Carter, Korean expert on the rocket launch

 

Margaret Evison, author of "Death of a Soldier: A Mother's Story"

 

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

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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The Chancellor’s Autumn statement – what does it mean for  Defence?

 

Find out how much progress has been made with the military covenant one year on

 

The new Deputy Commander of ISAF speaks about his hopes for the Afghan people.

 

Was this week’s NATO meeting Hilary Clinton’s farewell as US Foreign Secretary?

 

And, could the new US Ambassador be wearing Prada…….

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

BFBS Reporter James Hirst on the Autumn Statement and James Blitz – the security and defence editor of the Financial Times

 

Catherine Spencer, Chief Exec of the Army Families Federation on the military covenant & the hardships facing US Army wives .

 

The Deputy Commander of ISAF Lt General Nick Parker

 

 

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

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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What’s the state of Britain’s military justice system?
 
Find out what concerns Nato's Secretary General has for Afghanistan and his hopes for a smooth transition.
 
Who are the M23 & why we should be concerned
 
And, the search for Burma’s missing spitfires

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
 
You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)
Alternatively listen again on the website.

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A ceasefire’s been declared but what’s next in the long quest for peace between Gaza and Israel?

 

Find out why the British Army in Kenya have been building a new base

 

And why former Cypriot dissidents might sue the British Army

 

Plus...  the story behind Portsmouth’s new Book shop and Naval art gallery

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

 

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

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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The Chief of Defence Staff warns ministers not to expect too much from a cut-down military. 

 

A Royal Navy Submariner admits attempting to pass secrets to the Russians. Professor Eric Grove explains the dark history of spying submariners.

 

Britain calls for restraint in Gaza - what could be the consequences of this latest outbreak of violence?

 

Geoff Meade reports from Exercise Albanian Lion.

 

And after the Petraeus scandal, we look at America's relationship with it's generals.

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau 

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee and Professor Michael Clarke from his studio at the Royal United Services Institute.

 

 

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

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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The Government's plans to attract more reservists to the Army
 
What’s the global reaction to President Obama’s election victory? Find out which countries wish he hadn’t won and why
 
Should we trade arms with the Middle East?
 
And why the CIA are funding social media in Cuba
 PRESENTER:  PAUL OSBOURNE
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
 
You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)
Alternatively listen again on the website.

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With one week to go until America elects its President who has the best foreign and defence policy

And why the Middle East will be foremost in the next President’s mind

Why getting inside a terrorists mind could help us counter the terrorism threat

Find out about the campaign to protect the graves of Victoria Cross heroes

And British Forces say goodbye to the last Military hospital in Cyprus

 

PRESENTER:  JAMES HIRST

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

Interviews:

 

Dr Michael Stathis  , from Southern Utah University on the US Elections.

Roger Griffin on his new book ‘the

British Forces News’ reporter Tim Cooper reporting on the closing of the last military hospital

Ben Harris from the think-tank The Bow Group on protecting the graves of the Victoria Cross recipients.

 

 

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

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Why British troops could be involved in Mali, Africa (pro: Mar-lee)

 

Who’s leading the race to become America’s next President?

 

The logistics of withdrawal from Afghanistan, what  plans are being drawn up for the eventual exit?

 

Plus.... the forgotten voices of the Second World War who still have so much to say………

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

Stephen O’Brien, David Cameron’s special advisor on Mali.

British Forces News’ reporter James Hirst reporting from the States on the forthcoming Presidential elections

Major General Julian Thompson discussing logistics of withdrawing from Afghanistan & his new book, Forgotten Voices ‘Desert Victory’. 

 

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

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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SITREP Oct 18th 

 

Gen Mike Jackson tell Sitrep what he thinks about the ‘generals for hire’ scandal

 

The Scottish National Party finally reveal their plans for an independent Scottish defence policy

 

Why the Fusiliers are marching to Parliament today

 

And should Commonwealth soldiers be given the right to stay in the UK when they leave the

Services…….

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

Interviews:

General Mike Jackson discussing the lobbying generals

SNP defence spokesman Angus Robertson on Scottish defence plans

The Chief Executive of Veterans Aid, Dr Hugh Millroy

British Forces News reporter Charlotte Cross with the marching Fusiliers.

 

 

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

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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