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.

What more can Nato do to quell the anger of Afghans over the burning of the Koran

As the situation in Syria deteriorates  - how can the international community help?

 

How the risks of war reporting are balanced with the desire to tell the story

 

How Afghan’s are winning the fight against corruption

 

And why the MoD has turned to South Korean shipbuilders…….

 

 

 

PRESENTER:  Glen Mansell

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

Sky’s News’s Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay on Syria & war reporting

Foreign Minister Alistair Burt on the situation in Iran.

 

British  Forces News reporter James Hirst from Camp Bastion on the anger over the burning of the Koran and anti-corruption measures.

 

British Forces News reporter Will Inglis reporting on defence procurement 

 

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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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Find out what action NATO & the UK is taking to counter the growing cyber threat

 

Iran boasts about its nuclear achievements – but how far advanced are they?

 

Why have MPs from the Defence Committee chosen this sensitive time to visit The Falklands Islands?

 

And find out the importance of the forthcoming Anglo-French summit.

 

PRESENTER:  Glen Mansell

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

 

British Forces News reporter Will Inglis reporting on cyber 

 

Professor Michael Codner from the Royal United Services Institute on Iran & cyber security

 

MP Patrick Mercer on the Falkland Islands

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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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Could Turkey could play a key role in the Syrian crisis?

 

Two new reports criticize the cuts made by the SDSR – so is the MoD up to the job? 

 

How will the United Nations react to Argentina’s accusation that the UK is militarizing the Falklands Islands

 

And find out how Afghan women are playing a leading role in their country’s transition

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

 

Sir Andrew Green, Britain's former ambassador to Syria

 

British Forces News’ reporter  Geoff Meade on the SDSR

 

Sukey Cameron, of the Falkland Islands Government

 

British Forces News’ reporter  from Camp Bastion on women in the Afghanistan National Army

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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.

Direct download: Wk6_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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The Americans are bringing forward the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan – but is it more to do with President Obama’s election strategy than a secure Afghanistan? 

 

And what does it mean for British Forces in the region

 

As Prince William prepares for his time in the South Atlantic,  tensions remain strained between the British and Argentine governments, but what do the Falkland Islanders themselves make of it all? 

 

And we talk to Peter Carroll, the man behind the Ghurkha’s ‘Campaign  

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

 

The Director of the Royal United Services Institute, Michael Clarke

British Forces News’ reporter Geoff Meade form the Nato Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels

Tim Cooper, our reporter  in the Falklands

Peter Carroll of the Ghurkha’s Campaign for Justice.

 

 

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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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