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.

Brexit - who’s in and who’s out in the world of defence

 

Will the Syrian ceasefire work?

 

The day the Russians condemned Stalin – could Putin be next?

 

How the Australians have increased their defence budget thanks to China.

 

And tributes to Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown - the UK's greatest ever test pilot, who died earlier this week.

 

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS:

 

EU DEFENCE LETTER

BFBS Reporter James Hirst & BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

SYRIA CEASEFIRE

Doris Carrion, a Research Associate from the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House & BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

KRUSHCHEV

Dr Martin McCauley is a Soviet and Russian historian from University College London

 

WINKLE BROWN

Tributes to Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown - described as the UK's greatest ever test pilot who dies aged 97 last weekend.

 

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

Is Assad winning the Syrian War?

 

Does Putin’s bombing campaign make him a war criminal?

 

If the UK pulls out of the EU, what happens to NATO?

 

A special report from Exercise Ascari Storm 2016 - the largest ever deployment of reservists in an overseas exercise.

 

And what makes a defence secretary go to the Falklands?

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SITREP TRAIL THURS, 11th February

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

 

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

NATO’s sending ships to help with the European migrant crisis but could they get drawn into the fight against IS?

 

In North Korea another general is executed so what exactly is the Dear Leader up to? 

 

What’s wrong with the Navy’s Type 45s?

 

And, how the British Army can learn from the Greek tragedy....

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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

 

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 4th February

 

As the Syrian peace talks are suspended Sitrep looks at the spread of IS in Afghanistan and Libya.

 

Find out all you need to know about the new Chiefs of Staff at the MoD

 

Why the USA is proposing an increase in military spending for Europe.

 

And what do YOU think of the Army’s new TV ads?

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