Thu, 25 April 2013
As the Government prepares to tighten its belt further how safe is defence from more cuts and what impact would a cut in the counter-terrorism budget have on Britain’s security?
Thu, 18 April 2013
As transition in Afghanistan’s continues there’s still concern over insurgency
The Syrian President’s Al Qaida warning to the West
North Korea says it is ready to talk but is China running out of patience?
Remembering the Iron Lady & her military legacy.
Plus there’s an exclusive look at the F35 Lightning Two jet simulator.
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee
Brigadier Bob Bruce discusses transition & insurgency in Afgfhanistan
Andrea Berger – from the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University discussies North Korea and China
Major General Julian Thompson, who commanded the Marines during the Falklands campaign, shares his memories of Baroness Thatcher.’s funeral
BFBS Reporter Tim Cooper, goes to an excusive preview of the F35 Lightning, the new jet for the Aircraft Carriers.
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Thu, 11 April 2013
In Sitrep this week..........
Why there’s continued concern for Afghanistan’s future after ISAF forces leave
Find out who’s the power behind the throne of North Korea’s young leader
The military legacy of Baroness Thatcher & why the Lady loved Milk Tray…..
And it’s been 15 years since the Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement, but how much of a difference has it made to lasting peace?
Professor Paul Rogers – from the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University discussing Afghanistan and North Korea
Major General Julian Thompson, who commanded the Marines during the Falklands campaign, shares his memories of meeting Baroness Thatcher.
Northern Ireland analyst Chris Ryder, reflecting on the 15th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement
Thu, 4 April 2013
There’s warnings from UK and US commanders in Afghanistan ahead of the summer fighting season
And there’s concern in Pakistan as they head towards national elections
As America reacts to North Korea’s rhetoric just how seriously should we be taking the threat?
Plus: the RAF celebrates 95 years – but what will the air force look like in the future?
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
Forces News’ reporter James Hirst reporting from Camp Bastion
Jason Strother, a reporter based in Seoul, discussing the North Korean crisis
Air Marshall Sir John Walker –Chief of the Intelligence Staff from 1991 to 1994, discussing the Korean crisis and also talking about the RAF
Elizabeth Quintana – an expert in unmanned air vehicles and the use of space assets at the Royal United Services Institute, looking at the future of the RAF