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 Prime Minister says Britain is ready to play its part in the fight against Islamic State, but will Parliament agree with him?
What will airstrikes achieve, and what do the British public think?
Also this week: Climate change, is it a bigger global threat to world security than terrorism?

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee & Professor Paul Rogers from the department of peace studies at the University of Bradford.

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

BFBS reporter James Hirst, covering events in Westminster.

Tanya Abbraham from YouGov's political and social research team, on UK public opinion on airstrikes in Iraq & Syria.

 

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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases

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

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Direct download: Sitrep_20140925.mp3
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In today's Sitrep.....
 

Obama says no boots on the ground in Iraq but his military chief says otherwise – who’s right?

 

How the military is trying to contain the Ebola threat.

 

And find out why Hitler’s desk is on display at a military museum in Dorset.

 

PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

Michael Stathis,Professor of Political Science and
International Relations at the University of Southern Utah, on US strategy in Iraq.

 

Fawaz Gerges, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics, discussing the brutality of Islamic State.

 

Hamish De Bretton Gordon, a former British army chemical weapons officer, talking about the Ebola threat and military involvement.

 

BFBS reporter Tim Cooper reporting from the Keep Military Museum in Dorchester on  one very unusual object:

 

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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases

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

Direct download: Sitrep_20140918.mp3
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Find out how America’s going to deal with Islamic State and is Britain likely to join in?
 
It’s one week until Scotland votes Yes or No, Sitrep answers YOUR questions about the big day.
 
Plus: the latest phase in the British Army’s First World War commemorations
 
And it’s Game On for Invictus
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PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
 
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
Director General of the Royal United Services Institute, Professor Michael Clarke discussing IS and Scotland.
 
Dr Colin Fleming, who’s a Research Fellow at the Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change at the University of Edinburgh
 
BFBS reporter Steve Britton with the British Army in France as they continue to commemorate the First World War.
 
Royal Marine Cassidy Little at the Invictus Games.
 
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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases
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)

Direct download: Sitrep_20140911.mp3
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(First broadcast on Thursday 4th September 2014 at 4.30pm on BFBS Radio 2)

**PAULA MIDDLEHURST IN FOR KATE GERBEAU THIS WEEK**
 
 
As NATO gathers in Wales for its most important summit in decades Sitrep looks at the main issues on the agenda; what can  Nato do to help solve the Ukraine-Russia crisis and how will the Alliance react to the global threat posed by Islamic State? And, are our leaders up to the challenge?
Find out in this week’s/today’s Sitrep; with analysis & reports throughout the programme.
 
PRESENTER: Paula Middlehurst,
 
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee
 
OTHER INTERVIEWS: 
 
BFBS reporter James Hirst at the Nato summit in Wales, and
Bridget Kendall, the BBC’s Diplomatic Correspondent also at the Nato summit, discussing Russia-Ukraine.
 
BFBS reporter Tim Cooper speaking to Sir Christopher Meyer, former British Ambassador to Washington
 
Sir Tony Brenton, former ambassador to Moscow talking to James Hirst.
 
Former Ambassador to Syria Sir Andrew Green discussing the Middle East and IS.
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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases
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

Direct download: Sitrep_20140904.mp3
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