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.

This week Sitrep looks back at events that have shaped 2012  & Britain’s Armed Forces
 
From transition in Afghanistan to civil war in Syria
 
A year that remembered the Falkland's conflict & saw trouble returning to the streets of Belfast
 
It was a summer of celebration and ceremony for the military, but what’s in store for 2013?
 
Listen to this week’s Sitrep and find out…
 
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.
 PRESENTER:  Kate GerbeauSTUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee and Major General Julian Thompson
 
OTHER Contributors:
 
BFBS Reporters Tim Cooper in Cyprus, Rob Olver in Germany and Steve Britton in Brunei.

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What next for Syria as the violence continues to escalate?

 

What’s behind the latest trouble in Northern Ireland ?

 

Could North Korea’s rocket launch elevate their  status on the world stage?

 

How a mother’s story of her soldier son may help young officers.

 

And why women might make better spies than men..........

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

Northern Ireland analyst Alan Murray on the latest troubles

 

Aidan Foster Carter, Korean expert on the rocket launch

 

Margaret Evison, author of "Death of a Soldier: A Mother's Story"

 

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: Wk50_Sitrep_pcast.mp3
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The Chancellor’s Autumn statement – what does it mean for  Defence?

 

Find out how much progress has been made with the military covenant one year on

 

The new Deputy Commander of ISAF speaks about his hopes for the Afghan people.

 

Was this week’s NATO meeting Hilary Clinton’s farewell as US Foreign Secretary?

 

And, could the new US Ambassador be wearing Prada…….

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

BFBS Reporter James Hirst on the Autumn Statement and James Blitz – the security and defence editor of the Financial Times

 

Catherine Spencer, Chief Exec of the Army Families Federation on the military covenant & the hardships facing US Army wives .

 

The Deputy Commander of ISAF Lt General Nick Parker

 

 

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: wk49_Sitrep_Podcast.mp3
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