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.

SITREP August 30th
 
How will this week’s green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan affect post-2014 withdrawal?
 
As the US Presidential election campaign heats up - what is the foreign & defence policy strategies of the Democrat and the Republicans parties?
 
Why there’s growing concern over Mali in Africa.
 
And why there’s such a close bond between the Paralympics and the military.
 
PRESENTER:  Glen Mansell
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee  
 
Interviews:
BBC’s Quentin Sommerville in Kabul on Afghanistan
Patrick Smith, Editor of Africa Confidential, discussing Mali
Matthew Jamison from RUSI talking about the forthcoming US elections
British Forces News reporter Tim Cooper on the Paralympics
 
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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.

Direct download: Wk36_Sitrep_podcast_r2.mp3
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SITREP August 23rd
 
Britain and the United States warn Syria over chemical weapons, while the Israelis watch with concern
 
Why drones are the weapons of choice for a slimmed down armed forces
 
Plus…How well are injured personnel cared for by the NHS?
 
 
PRESENTER:  David Spencer
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee  
 
Interviews:
Professor Paul Rogers, Dept of Peace Studies at Bradford University discussing Syria, Iran and Israel.
 
Chris Cole (author of a blog Drones War UK) and Andrew Brookes, Director of The Air League discussing drones.
 
Sue Freeth, Head of Operations at the Royal British Legion on the care of injured Servicemen and women.
 
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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 August 16th
 
Is the Armed Forces breaching it's own covenant through their treatment of commonwealth veterans?
 
Will the actions of the group Pussy Riot spark further protests in Russia?
 
Plus we examine Russia's relationship with Syria and the growing influence from China.
 
And we recognise the achievements of a Naval convoy in Malta during the second world war.
 
PRESENTER:  Glen Mansell
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee & Dr Martin MaCauley from University College London.
 
Interviews:
James Hirst has the opinion of Veterans Aid Chief Executive about the treatment of commonwealth soldiers and examines the cases of Isimeli Baleiwai and Kaedon White
 
Tim Cooper reports from Valetta on the First Sea Lord's visit to Malta this week in honour of the Navy's service there 70 years ago.
 
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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.

Direct download: Wk33_Sitrep_podcast_r2.mp3
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How vital is  the battle for Aleppo in deciding Syria’s future?

 

Why drones are taking over the skies in  Afghanistan

 

Find out the special qualities that former Service personnel bring to civvy street

 

And why there’s still a strong fascination for the Second World War after more than 70 years

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee   

  

Interviews:

Professor Fawaz Gerges on Syria & Egypt

 

Brtiish Forces News’ reporter Carla Prater in Camp Bastion talking about drones.

 

Tony Ward, MD or Force 10 Recruitment.

 

British Forces News’ reporter James Hirst interviews the PM David Cameron

 

Historian Anthony Beevor on his new book, the Second World War

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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.

Direct download: Wk32_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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SITREP August 2nd
 
With the help of The Army team GB won its first Gold yesterday – but how difficult is it to combine your military career with sporting ambition?
 
How the Olympic Truce strives to bring global peace through sport
 
What’s the wider impact of the Syrian civil war on the Middle East?
 
And why British troops in Germany commemorate the Battle of Minden  
 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee  
 
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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.

Direct download: Wk31_Sitrep_podcast_r2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:50pm UTC