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’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)

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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