Thu, 21 February 2019
This week on Sitrep with Tim Cooper and Christopher Lee:
Putin has told Moscow's federal assembly that Russia will deploy new weapons and aim them at the west if the US deploys new short and medium-range missiles in Europe. So what's Putin's game? We hear from RUSI's Professor Mark Galleotti and writer on Russian affairs Mary Dejevsky.
Simon Marks reports from Washington on President Trump's plans to give US nuclear powered technology to Saudi Arabia, a sworn enemy of Israel. Professor Paul Rogers from the University of Bradford explains what this could mean.
The UK's signed a new military pact with Oman which will allow Royal Navy ships and submarines to dock in a new port being built there, putting British "East of Suez" plans into action.
And we mark LGBTQ History Month with a look ahead to next week's special programmes on Forces Radio BFBS including an interview with Caroline Paige, the first transgender officer to serve openly in the British Armed Forces.