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.
The latest edition of SITREP with Kate Gerbeau
 
(First broadcast on 26th June 2014 at 4.30pm)
 
In the week that two generals speak out against more defence cuts,  is it time to stop the reservists “experiment”?
 
Find out why Putin might have done the MOD a favour
 
Who sides with whom when it comes to ISIS in the Gulf States?
 
And what does Armed Forces Day mean for the services in Scotland?
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee.
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
Interviews with the Former Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Richards and the current Head of the Army, General Sir Peter Wall
 
Former ambassador to Russia, Sir Andrew Wood, discusses the situation between Russia, Nato and Ukraine.
 
BFBS reporter Toby Sadler Former speaks to Lt General Karl Eikenberry , former US ambassador to Kabul.
 
Captain Chris Smith, Naval Regional Commander of Scotland and Northern Ireland, talks about the Navy’s involvement with Armed Forces Day this Saturday
 
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)
 Sky Channel 0211
Alternatively listen again on the website
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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases
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In this week's programme....(19 June)
 
Iraq wants military help from America – but will they get it and what will it achieve?
 
Sitrep speaks to the former head of the British Army General Sir Mike Jackson about Britain’s legacy in Iraq.
 
Why the head of NATO has said ‘no’ to more defence cuts.
 
And the art of the military tattoo.
 
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee.
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Professor Paul Rogers from the Department for Peace Studies at Bradford University on Iraq, Iran and Nato
 
Former Chief of the General SGeneral Sir Mike Jackson discussing the crisis in Iraq
 
BFBS reporter James Hirst interview with The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
 
Lieutenant Colonel Mike Shervington, the Commanding Officer of 3 Para, explaining the difference between civilian tattoos and military tattoos
 
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)
 Sky Channel 0211
Alternatively listen again on the website
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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases

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In this week's programme....
 
Why is President Obama sending more troops to Eastern Europe & upping the cash to pay for it?
 
Why Putin’s been excluded from the top table of world leaders.
 
Kate Gerbeau talks to British former ambassador to Washington Sir Christopher Meyer about the influence of US foreign policy on Britain.
 
And it’s the 70th anniversary of D Day tomorrow, BFBS’s Tim Cooper & Patrick Eade report from Normandy.
 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee.
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