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 September 27th

 

World leaders converge in New York for the UN General Assembly, but what's the true value of the United Nations?

 

Water cannons are fired during a three way wrangle over islands in the far East, but what does it say about China's military plans?

 

What do the Lib Democrats think about Defence?

 

And find out the significance of the parades  through the streets of Belfast this weekend.....

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTBFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee and Dr Martin MacCauley the international affairs analyst  from University College London  Martin Macauley

 

INTERVIEWS:

  

Steve Britton BFBS’s man in Brunei on China

 

British Forces News’ reporter James Hirst on the Lib Dem conference

 

Northern Ireland  analyst Chris Ryder on the marches in Northern Ireland.

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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: D4_Sitrep_pt1_r2wk39.mp3
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After a difficult week in Afghanistan  Sitrep looks at the main political and military challenges facing Nato.

 

Could an independent Scotland defend itself without help from the UK

 

Is Afghanistan set to become cricket’s next powerhouse?

 

And Paddy Ashdown on the Cockleshell heroes

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee   

 

INTERVIEWS:

  

Professor Paul Rogers, from the University of Bradford on Afghanistan.

 

Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Director of Research at the

Royal United Services Institute discussing implications for Scottish independence.

 

Lord Ashdown talking about his new book “A Brilliant Operation”, about the Cockleshell heroes.

 

The BBC’s Cricket Correspondent, Jonathan Agnew in Sri Lanka, on Afghanistan’s cricket team.

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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: D4_Sitrep_pt1_r2wk38.mp3
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What the proposed merger between Bae & EAD means for British defence.

 

What's behind the assassination of the American ambassador to Libya?

 

Why Syria’s future depends on the action of a neighbouring NATO country.

 

And find out why the Iranians are accusing the West of stealing their rainclouds...

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee   

Middle East analyst Hazhir Teimourian

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee   

  

Interviews: 

Defence Consultant Dr Alex Ashbourne-Warmsley

Former ambassador to Syria, Oliver Miles

Robert Tait, Iranian specialist.

 

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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: D4_sitrep_pt1_r2.mp3
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SITREP September 6th
 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee  
 
After the Prime Minister’s re-shuffle who are the new, key people at the Ministry of Defence?
 
Find out what President Obama is promising for another term in the White House.
 
Why there’s trouble on the streets of Belfast.
 
And– what it’s like to be a Muslim soldier in today's British Army?
 
PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee  
 
Interviews:
Michael Clarke, Director of RUSI on re-shuffle & cyber security
Simon Marks of Feature Story News, at the Democrat convention in Carolina, USA
Analyst Alan Murray on Northern Ireland
Lt Col Peter Stradins, head of Army diversity
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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: Wk37_Sitrep_podcsat_r2.mp3
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