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, 29th  September (Kate presents)

 

Why is the RAF sending Typhoons to South Korea?

 

Who's winning the war of words over Syria - Moscow or Washington?

 

What's the Big Idea which will shape the future of the British Army?

 

And, Yemen's forgotten war - is Saudi Arabia targeting civilians using British made bombs?

Direct download: Sitrep_20160929.mp3
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On the show this week:

British troops face a fresh wave of criminal investigations into alleged abuse in Afghanistan.

Could Islamic State will be out of Iraq within months?

In a world at war, yesterday was world peace day – but who knew?

UN Peacekeeping - who writes the rules for the soldiers on the ground?

And are you looking for a new job?  Try MI6  -  find out more on Sitrep.

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

IHAT – criminal investigations

BFBS Reporter Charlotte Banks

HCDC Report – Lewis

BFBS Reporter James Hirst interview with Commons Defence Committee Chairman Julian Lewis.

Syria Ceasefire

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

UN Peacekeeping

Colonel Richard Westley, talks about his new book "Operation Insanity: The Dramatic True Story of the Mission that Saved Ten Thousand Lives."

World peace

Dan Smith who is Director of SIPRI - that's the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Direct download: Sitrep_20160922.mp3
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SITREP TRAIL THURS, 15th  September

 

In Syria the cease-fire appears to holding, but will it make any difference long-term?

 

There are fresh calls for a new European Army - but not everyone wants one.

 

It's a hundred years since the first tank went into battle, do we still need them today

 

And why the American military is facing an obesity crisis.

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

 

SYRIA CEASEFIRE

Hamish de Bretton Gordon, a former Army Officer who now advises NGOs in Syria, and BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

 

EU DEFENCE

anthony King is Professor of War Studies at the University of Warwick.

 

DEFENCE SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

 

100 YEARS OF TANKS

David Willey is Curator of the Tank Museum

 

FAT US TROOPS

Former Royal Marine, triple amputee and now peak performance coach Mark Ormrod.

 

 

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_15092016.mp3
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Keeping the peace – what’s happening at the UN Peacekeeping Conference in London?

Find out about the US Presidential candidates’ defence policies,

And, how Russia might try and disrupt the American elections. 

Also this week, is the IS propaganda machine running out of steam?

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: Kate Gerbeau

Studio guest: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

UN Peacekeeping Conference

BFBS reporter James Hirst

South Sudan

BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee

US Presidential elections

Simon Marks from Feature Story News

Russia spying

Dana Priest, an investigative writer for the Washington Post

ISIS Media

Charlie Winter, associate fellow for the International Centre for Counter-terrorism, at the Hague

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_20160903.mp3
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Why the former head of the Army has apologised over the malaria drug.

Why Pakistan has a crucial role to play in Afghanistan’s stability.

Why employers are being given an insight into Army training in Croatia

And, should British military personnel who are wounded or killed in service be awarded with a medal based on America's Purple Heart?

PRESENTER THIS WEEK: TIM COOPER

Studio guests: BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee & military historian, Major General Julian Thompson.

OTHER INTERVIEWS

LARIAM

Colonel Andrew Marriott (who was prescribed lariam)

BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee. & military historian Major General Julian Thompson.

AFGHANISTAN

Anthony King is Professor in War Studies at the University of Warwick.

PAKISTAN

Kyle Orton - a Middle East analyst and Research Fellow with the think tank the Henry Jackson Society.

EU ARMY

Military historian Major General Julian Thompson.

CROATIA/Army Reserves

BFBS Reporter Ali Gibson

MILITARY MEDAL

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_20160901.mp3
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