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 situation grows into a global crisis Sitrep guides you through all the developments…

From the country's origins, after the First World War - to the present day, we ask what went wrong?

What can the UK do?  Plus: the likely consequences & fallout if the West does attack Syria.  That’s all in Sitrep with Kate Gerbeau today at…………………..

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee  & Dr Martin Macauley, international affairs analyst.

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

 

Sir Andrew Green, former ambassador to Syria

 

BFBS reporter James Hirst looks at Syria’s recent history

 

Professor Michael Stathis, Professor of Political Science & International Relations at Southern Utah University discusses America’s position

 

BBC’s political correspondent Rob Watson on UK public opinion

 

 

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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)

 

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In this week's edition of Sitrep.........

TODAY'S PRESENTER IS JAMES HIRST

Keeping secrets secret...should we all be concerned about the 9 hour questioning of David Miranda at Heathrow Airport?

As relations between America and Russia turn chilly again...are we in danger of another Cold War?

An Egyptian court orders the release of former President Hosni Mubarak...will that make a real difference to Egypt, or is it just symbolic?

Climate change is as big a threat to world peace as terrorism.

And...we recommend some good military books to get you through what's left of the summer.

PRESENTER: JAMES HIRST

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee and Professor Paul Rogers who lectures on international security at the University of Bradford.

OTHER INTERVIEWS: Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, William Hague's climate envoy.

Direct download: Sitrep_20130822.mp3
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TODAY'S PRESENTER IS JAMES HIRST

 

What next for a divided Egypt?

 

The complicated  logistics of withdrawing men and equipment from Afghanistan

 

Following 20th Armoured Brigade on ex Prairie Thunder

 

Hero, Veteran or simply ex-Forces -  how do you describe yourself?

 

PRESENTER: James Hirst

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee  & Major General Julian Thompson

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

 

Nadim Shehadi,  from Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Programme,

 

BFBS reporter Geoff Meade in Camp Bastion on logistics of withdrawal. 

 

BFBS reporter  Ali Gibson on EX PRAIRIE THUNDER

 

Hugh Milroy, Chief Executive of Veterans Aid.

 

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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)

 

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How dangerous was the threat of a major terrorist plot in Yemen?
 
Could Iran’s new leadership lead to a thawing of relations with the West?
 
Why Gibraltar’s residents are asking for a stronger Royal Navy presence on the Rock….
 
And, find out why August is the month for conflict.
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee  & Middle East analyst Hazhir Teimourian
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
Mike Evans, security specialist writer for The Times,
 
BFBS reporter James Hirst  speaks to the first minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, is there and sent this report
 
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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)
 
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The latest attitudes survey is out but why do a third of military personnel say morale is low?

 

Are our soldiers being discriminated against?

 

What’s behind the latest prison breakouts in Pakistan and Iraq?

 

And why changes to military music could mean fewer marches and more Muse.

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee 

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:  

Louise Simpson, Evidence Director from the Army Families Federation

 

Professor Michael Clarke, Director of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies,

 

Professor Sir Simon Wessely of  the King's Centre for Military Research

 

BFBS Reporter Geoff Meade Camp Bastion

 

Nigel Ellis is the Chairman of The International Military Music Society

 

 

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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: Sitrep20130801.mp3
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