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.

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?
 
Are chemical weapons being used in Syria?
 
What does the future hold for Afghan interpreters post 2014?
 
And ...... find out the definitive reading list for military minds
 
 
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Professor Eric Grove, the Director of the Centre for International Security and War Studies at Salford University and Richard Norton Taylor who writes on defence and security affairs for The Guardian.  They discuss the forthcoming spending review and implications of a cut to the counter-terrorism budget.
 
Tom Porteous, the program director for Human Rights Watch – looks at the claim that Syria has used chemical weapons.
 

BFBS Reporter Rosie Laydon interviews ………………………
Who are fighting for the right to live in the UK
 
Christopher Lee and Eric Grove discuss the former CDS Sir David Richards' recommended reading list which You can view the full  list here
http://www.da.mod.uk/recommended-reading
 
You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio & BFBS UK Bases at 1830 (UK time)
 
Alternatively listen again on the website

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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

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS 

 

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.

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

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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?

 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS 

 

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

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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?

 

 

PRESENTERKate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS 

 

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

  

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