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.

On this week’s (today’s) SITREP, presenter Tim Cooper is joined by our defence analyst Christopher Lee and Professor Paul Rogers from the University of Bradford.

 

On the table for discussion are the latest developments involving the Turkish military in northern Syria. We have an exclusive report from northern Iraq where British forces are training local fighters in the battle against IS militants.

 

Plus we find out more about the small boats that formed a special unit of the Royal Navy – and played a key part in the Second World War.

 

(Broadcast times etc as stated previously)

 

Direct download: Sitrep_20160825.mp3
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SITREP TRAIL THURS, 18th August

 

Is Putin spreading his wings across Europe and is Nato’s response enough?

 

Are the Chinese really sending spies to Hinkley Point?

 

Why MI6 will miss the UK's top Jihadist PR man.

 

Why did UN troops ignore rape victims in South Sudan?

 

And medals and flag waving in Rio - the non-military tattoo.

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: KATE GERBEAU

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS

 

RUSSIA/PUTIN

International commentator and former presenter of the BBC's The World Tonight Robin Lustig, and BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee.

 

CHINESE SPIES

Anthony Glees, Professor of politics at Buckingham University

 

CHOUDARY

International commentator and former presenter of the BBC's The World Tonight Robin Lustig.

 

SOUTH SUDAN

the former Director General of the Royal United Services Institute, Professor Michael Clarke.

 

NORTH KOREA DEFECTION

International commentator and former presenter of the BBC's The World Tonight Robin Lustig.

 

 

OLYMPICS

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee.

 

 

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_20160819.mp3
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PRESENTER THIS WEEK: TIM COOPER

SITREP TRAIL THURS, 11th August

In Afghanistan  - could  the Taliban be about to take back control of Lashkar Gar?

In Syria – a humanitarian crisis emerges and Assad launches barrel bomb strikes

Russia re-boots its armed forces, there’s no junk and it's all hi-tech.

And, an audience with the Chilcot Report...The Iraq Inquiry gets the Edinburgh Fringe treatment.

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: TIM COOPER

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

11th August

AFGHANISTAN

Military analyst Eric Grove and BFBS defence Analyst Christopher Lee.

SYRIA

Fawaz Gerges is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics

RUSSIA TURKEY

Military analyst Eric Grove and BFBS defence Analyst Christopher Lee.

RUSSIA CAPABILITY

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir Richard Shirreff.

CHILCOT AT THE FRINGE

BFBS reporter, Ali Gibson at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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_20160811.mp3
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SITREP TRAIL THURS, 4th August

Five years ago President Obama told President Assad to step aside as Syria's leader.  So why is the war still raging in Syria?

There are calls for the Royal Navy to help the UK Border Force patrol Britain’s seas – but are  there enough ships to cope?

And forget Rio, the Russians are racing tanks in their own back yard.

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS

USS Dwight D Eisenhower

BFBS reporter Simon Newton on board the American aircraft carrier

IS

Professor Paul Rogers' new book  "Irregular War ISIS and the new threat from the margins."  Looking at the global IS threat

MARITIME SECURITY

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee and Professor Paul Rogers, from dept for Peace Studies at Bradford University.

NORTH KOREA

Professor Paul Rogers, from dept for Peace Studies at Bradford University.

BELIZE

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

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_20160804.mp3
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