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.

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 30th JULY

 

The US moves its front line from Germany to Turkey and the war against ISIS gets closer.

 

Mullah Omar, the man who invented the Taleban, is officially dead, or is he?

 

Plus: Robot Wars. What's the possibility of a Terminator - style conflict?

 

And Lord Richards, the former chief of the defence staff, reflects on 70 years of Forces broadcasting in Germany

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:           BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

IS/TURKEY/NATO

Shashank Joshi from the Royal United Services Institute

 

DEATH OFTALEBAN COMMANDER MULLAH OMAR

Shashank Joshi from the Royal United Services Institute

 

UKRAINE TRAINING EXERCISE

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

ROBOT WARS

Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Sheffield

 

Defence cuts

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

BFBS Germany - 70 Years

BFBS reporter, Patrick Eade  & Lord Richards,former Chief of Defence Staff

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2 and at 6:30pm 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 web, 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, or download the Sitrep Podcast.

Direct download: Sitrep_20150730.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:25am UTC

(First broadcast on Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 4.30pm)

 

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 23rd JULY

 

Are active IS units operating in a NATO country?

 

Find out why the Americans are saying that Russia is the No.1 enemy

 

And what the Defence Committee has to say in their latest report…

 

Plus, as millions of refugees escape conflict in the Middle East what can the international community do to help?

 

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:    BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

IS/TURKEY/NATO

Former Liberal Democratic leader Paddy Ashdown

 

RUSSIA-US

Michael Evans from The Times

 

DEFENCE COMMITTEE

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

REFUGEES

Ariane Rummery from The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 

 

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2 and at 6:30pm 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 web, 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, or download the Sitrep Podcast.

Direct download: Sitrep_20150723.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:14pm UTC

A new Government with a new budget but is it really good news for defence & Nato?

 

And what’s the reaction from the USA?

 

Why does Greece commit so much to defence with its huge economic problems?

 

 

The IS media machine is in full swing, but how should the West counter it?

 

And find out how geography can dictate global security

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:    BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

BUDGET

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee & to Malcolm Brown from Feature Story News in Washington

 

GREECE

Tim Marshall, Former Diplomatic Editor at Sky News

 

 

IS PROPAGANDA

Charlie Winter, Quilliam’s Senior Researcher on Transnational Jihadism

 

PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY by Tim Marshall(book review)

10 maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics. 

 

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30pm 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 web, 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, or download the Sitrep Podcast.

Direct download: Sitrep_20150716.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:07am UTC

A new Government with a new budget but is it really good news for defence & Nato?

 

And what’s the reaction from the USA?

 

Why does Greece commit so much to defence with its huge economic problems?

 

 

The IS media machine is in full swing, but how should the West counter it?

 

And find out how geography can dictate global security

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:    BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

BUDGET

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee & to Malcolm Brown from Feature Story News in Washington

 

GREECE

Tim Marshall, Former Diplomatic Editor at Sky News

 

 

IS PROPAGANDA

Charlie Winter, Quilliam’s Senior Researcher on Transnational Jihadism

 

PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY by Tim Marshall(book review)

10 maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics. 

 

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30pm 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 web, 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, or download the Sitrep Podcast.

Direct download: Sitrep_20150709.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:59pm UTC

(First broadcast on Thursday11th June 2015 at 4.30pm)

 

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 2nd JULY

 

Terror in Tunisia – after last week’s atrocities could the UK attack Islamic State in Syria?

 

Can anyone stop IS? And what do the lawyers say?

 

Find out what changes lay ahead for the British Army

 

It's back to The Somme - but what's the point in all these commemorations?

 

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:    BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

TUNISIA/IS THREAT & REACTION

The new Chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Crispin Blunt, Hamish de Bretton Gordon, a chemical weapons expert working for NGOs in Syria and Iraq....and of course, BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee.

 

POLITICAL REACTION

BFBS reporter James Hirst

 

LAND WARFARE CONFERENCE

BFBS reporter Rosie Laydon speaking to Director General of RUSI, Professor Michael Clarke

 

BATTLE OF THE SOMME CENTENARY EVENT

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

THURSDAYS at 4:30pm UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30pm 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 web, 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, or download the Sitrep podcast.
Direct download: Sitrep_20150702.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:10pm UTC