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.

Is Iraq heading towards another civil war?

  

60 years on from the end of the Korean War, what did the conflict actually achieve?

 

Should politicians have the final say on deploying our Armed Forces overseas?

 

And… what’s in a name? Could a Janet or a John lead an Army into battle?

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

The Daily Telegraph’s Defence Editor and author Con Coughlin discussing Iraq.

 

BFBS Reporter Tim Cooper reporting gon the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean war.

 

John Sweeney from BBC Panorama programme discussing modern day Korea – north and south.

 

Baroness Jay,Chair of the House of Lords Constitution Committee, on whether Parliament should have more involvement in deploying British troops

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You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and at 1830 (UK time) on BFBS (via webb, App & DAB in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum)

 

Alternatively listen again on the website

 

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The outgoing CDS General Sir David Richards issues a final warning over Syria

 

Are the alternatives put forward for replacing Trident viable?

 

The morality of arms sales is questioned in a new report

 

And find out why the Kremlin might be turning its back on modern technology in a bid to prevent cyber attacks……….

 

 

PRESENTER: Tim Cooper

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee & former Royal Marine commander Major General Julian Thompson

 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

 

Professor Eric Grove, the Director of the Centre for International Security and War Studies at Salford University, discussing Trident.

 

 

Arms Sales, BFBS Reporter Rosie Laydon

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You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and at 1830 (UK time) on BFBS (via webb, App & DAB in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum)

 

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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What impact are events in Egypt and Syria having on the Middle East?
 
A study says the Taliban’s planning to re-take Helmand. – but how are they going to do it?
 
And how many troops will the US leave in Afghanistan  post 2014
 
Plus: will Trident be homeless?
 
And the new Chief of the Defence Staff – find out what happens in his first few days.
 



PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee
 
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Professor Michael Clarke, director of the RUSI, the Royal United Services Institute
 
Professor Theo Farrell is Head of the Department of War Studies at King's College London
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You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and at 1830 (UK time) on BFBS (via webb, App & DAB in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum)
 
Alternatively listen again on the website

Direct download: Sitrep_20130711.mp3
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A new interim President for Egypt after military intervention - but is it a coup?
 
What does the future hold for Trident?
 
The government wants thirty thousand Army reservists by 2018 but can it be done
 
And…..why the the PM David Cameron believes Kazakhstan (pro: Kaz-ak-stan)  is strategically important
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee
 
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
BBC Correspondent Quentin Sommerville in  Cairo
 
Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb  & Personnel, Welfare and Veterans Minister Mark Francois on the Reserves.
 
Rear Admiral Chris Parry, a strategic forecaster discussing the various options were for Trident…
 
BFBS reporter James Hirst reports on his travels with the Prime Minister David Cameron
 
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You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and at 1830 (UK time) on BFBS (via webb, App & DAB in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum)
 
Alternatively listen again on the website

Direct download: Sitrep_20130704.mp3
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