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.

The MoD comes under more criticism for its handling of redundancies

 

Egyptians mark a year since their revolution - but are they getting the type of leadership they fought for?

 

HMS Argyll is sent to the Middle East in a show of strength from the EU against Iran’s nuclear ambitions

 

And we find out the complex coordination involved in the security of London for the 2012 Olympics

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

Interviews with:

James Arbuthnot, Chair of the Commons Defence Select Committee

 

BFBS Reporter James Hirst on Olympic Security

 

Richard Ottoway, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on Syria and Iran

 

Jon Leyne, BBC Reporter, the anniversary  of the uprising in Egypt

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The Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy talks to Sitrep about the latest round of Armed Forces’ redundancies

 

What’s does the future hold for Nato?

 

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the Falklands Islanders' his full support  - but is the Royal Navy capable of giving it?

 

And  - Is it ever morally right for a Captain to abandon a sinking ship?

 

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

GUESTS:

 

British Forces News defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy on the latest round of Forces’ redundancies

 

BFN’s Tim Cooper from the Nato meeting in Brussels

 

Admiral Lord West on the Falklands

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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 12th January

 

Why Scottish  independence would have huge implications for defence.
 
What could be behind the assassination of another one of Iran’s nuclear scientists?
 
There are more diplomatic tensions in South America as the Argentines are accused of starting a squid war against the Falklands
 
Plus, how military academies could help to prevent future riots.


 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

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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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The Strategic Defence Review recommends that the future British Army will be supplemented by the TA but is it too much to ask of the reserve forces?

 

The US Forces brace themselves for their Defence Review but what will it mean for relations with Europe, and the UK’s 'special' relationship?

 

Why the Taliban are planning to open an office in Quatar.

 

Is Iran upping the ante with its warning to America not to send its carriers back to the Persian gulf

 

And we hear how the huge advances in medical science on the front-line are saving more lives than ever before

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

 

Col Richard Williams former commanding officer of 22 SAS, and contributor to the Future Reserves 2020 report, the review of the Reserve Forces.

 

Capt Doug Beattie, former soldier now in the Territorial Army

 

BFN's James Hirst on the US Defence Review

 

Professor Porter on advances in trauma care

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