Thu, 9 May 2013
Why the Defence Reform Bill plans to change the way military equipment is bought
Securing Somalia – the country’s top soldier talks about building his army from scratch.
Could drones spell the end for those magnificent men in their flying machines?
The mother of one of the four soldiers who died at the Deepcut Army barracks tells us why she’s pushing for a public inquiry.
And the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic – why it was the longest continuous military campaign of the Second World War.
PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST: BFBS’s Defence Analyst Christopher Lee
James Blitz, Defence and Security Editor at the Financial Times discusses the Defence Reform Bill
BFBS reporter Laura Hawkins meets General Dahir Adan Elmi, Commander-in-chief of the Somali National Army
Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for military aerospace at the international Institute for Strategic Studies discusses the increased use of drones.
Yvonne Collinson Heath author of a new book "A Mother's War: One Woman's Fight for the Truth Behind Her Son's Death at Deepcut” which is published today…
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