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.

Western leaders meet Syrian rebels in Rome - but will they give them what they want?

 

Can the MOD make 11 billion pounds worth of cuts over the next ten years?

 

Find out everything you need to know about America’s new Defence Secretary.

 

And after a long campaign the Arctic Convey veterans finally receive the recognition they’ve fought so long for.

 

PRESENTERJames Hirst

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

Professor Paul Rogers from the Department for Peace Studies at Bradford University on Syria and defence spending.

 

Professor Malcolm Chalmers from the Royal United Services Institute on defence cuts

 

British Forces News reporter Victoria Smith meets one of the Arctic Convoy veterans.

 

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)

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The aid budget could be used for defence-related operations but what does that mean for British forces?

 

Was he PM’s visit to India a success?

 

The truth about war – are today’s reporters telling the full story?

 

Plus - cyber warfare, Chinese style

 

And find out why British soldiers are training in extreme conditions in the arctic

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

British Forces News reporter Rob Olver at the Nato Defence Ministers’ meeting in Brussels.

 

The BBC’s Andrew North on the PM’s visit to India

 

Journalist and former Grenadier Guards Vaughan Smith on the media and the military.

 

British Forces News reporter Julie Knox on Exercise Arctic Norway

 

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)

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Heading for exit – but what will Afghanistan look like after 2014?

 

What  can the international community  do about North Korea's nuclear tests?

 

How Mali and Algeria can learn from the democratic progress made in Somalia

 

And the TA on TV - but will the recruitment drive work?

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

Michael Evans, the Pentagon correspondent from The Times looking at withdrawing troops from Afghanistan

 

Andrea Berger from RUSI on North Korea and arms control

 

Author James Fergusson discussing Mali and Somalia

 

British Forces News reporter James Hirst discussing Argentina’s Foreign Minister’s visit.

 

British Forces News reporter Charlotte Cross on the TA

 

 

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)

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How long will French troops stay in Mali; and could Tunisia see more unrest?

 

What’s behind the MoD’s announcement on international soft defence?

 

Why the Argentine minister refused to meet the representatives from the Falklands Islands

 

And why the Forces Snow championships in Meribel are key to good morale

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

Dr Berny Sebi from Birmingham University looking at the French military involvement in Mali.

 

Professor Michael Stathis from Southern Utah University discussing the use of drones.

 

British Forces News reporter Will Inglis speaking to Lt Gen Adrian Bradshaw, Commander Land Forces and Afghanistan’s chief of the General Staff, General Sher Mohammed  Karimi

 

British Forces News reporter James Hirst discussing Argentina’s Foreign Minister’s visit.

 

British Forces News reporter Jon Knighton from Mirabel.

 

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.

 

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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