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Sitrep is BFBS's flagship defence and foreign affairs roundtable discussion, hosted by Christopher Lee...

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Assad claims victory is close, have the West failed Syria? A virtual no show by the UK at an important Security conference and 20 years since the MOD gay ban was lifted.

The scale of the humanitarian tragedy unfolding in Syria is hard to comprehend. Close to 1-million civilians — the majority women and children — have fled towards the Turkish border in the depths of winter. Western nations, though, appear unwilling to do anything. Could the war in Afghanistan be coming to an end? Sir William Patey talks about the impending peace deal. A lot has changed in the two decades since the government lifted the bar on gay and bisexual people serving in the armed forc

29 MIN1 w ago
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Assad claims victory is close, have the West failed Syria? A virtual no show by the UK at an important Security conference and 20 years since the MOD gay ban was lifted.

Army recruitment hits its target, the PM wields the axe in the reshuffle and Sinn Fein wins big in the Irish election

The Army has some rare good news on the shortfalls in its ranks. A surprisingly busy cabinet reshuffle. any defence implications? Parts of Africa’s Sahel region, is currently at the centre of huge conflict with different armed groups, including Al Qaeda and Islamic State. The United States is a hundred percent committed to NATO. So says a US General involved in the planning of the largest deployment of U.S.-based forces to Europe for an exercise in more than 25 years.

29 MIN2 w ago
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Army recruitment hits its target, the PM wields the axe in the reshuffle and Sinn Fein wins big in the Irish election

Trump’s State of the Union address. Why is the Secretary General of the UN furious with the world? We talk to the new Chair of the Defence Committee Tobias Ellwood. And Poseidon the Submarine Hunter arrives in Scotland.

President Trump’s made his annual State of the Union Address to Congress. Malcom Brown from Feature Story News and Dr Karin von Hippel of RUSI discusses the current state of Britain’s relationship with the US. Does the United Nations need reform? Secretary General of the UN is angry. The new chairman of the House of Commons Defence Committee, Tobias Ellwood, tells us what he hopes to achieve in the job. Paul Beaver gives his view on the RAF’s new Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

29 MIN3 w ago
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Trump’s State of the Union address. Why is the Secretary General of the UN furious with the world? We talk to the new Chair of the Defence Committee Tobias Ellwood. And Poseidon the Submarine Hunter arrives in Scotland.

Huawei, a security risk? Brexit means no Galileo GPS and the 6th generation Tempest.

America is unhappy that Britain has decided to allow the Chinese telecom company Huawei, but is it the right decision? How much of a blow is the UK departure from the Galileo sat project because of Brexit. The Tempest project is researching some of the key technologies that could be part of Britain’s next generation aircraft. Mind-reading flight systems and artificial intelligence are among the concepts that could deliver air combat in 2030 and beyond, Sian Grzeszczyk reports from BAE Warton.

29 MINJAN 30
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Huawei, a security risk? Brexit means no Galileo GPS and the 6th generation Tempest.

A Defence review is imminent, the Type 45 power problems to be fixed and farewell Peter Hobday.

The 2020 Defence Review – is it big enough to shape Britain’s future defence policy? Defence analysts Francis Tusa and Christopher Lee discuss the possible options. The former First Sea Lord, Admiral Lord West explains why is there concern over the repair programme for the Type 45s. Did the government do a deal with Sinn Fein that could lead to more veterans being prosecuted? Former defence minister Mark Francois voices his concern. And remembering Peter Hobday, the first presenter of Sitre

29 MINJAN 23
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A Defence review is imminent, the Type 45 power problems to be fixed and farewell Peter Hobday.

Iran, Putin's big plan, Libya and Millennials war worries.

In Sitrep with Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee why has the UK changed its policy on the Iran nuclear deal? What’s Putin’s big plan for the future leadership of Russia? Who’s fighting who in Libya? And why are millennials worried about war?

29 MINJAN 16
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Iran, Putin's big plan, Libya and Millennials war worries.

Sitrep 9th January 2020

This week Sitrep takes an in-depth look at the Iran-US crisis, Was it a bad decision by the United States? Should the UK's foreign policy should be aligned so closely with America's? How have Europe & Russia reacted to the rising tensions? And where does this leave British and American troops based in Iraq and what are the longer-term consequences for the Middle East? That’s all in this week’s Sitrep with James Hirst and Christopher Lee

28 MINJAN 9
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Sitrep 9th January 2020

Real Cold War Spies: BRIXMIS

A Sitrep Special Edition telling the stories of the British soldiers who spied on Soviet Forces in East Germany at the height of the Cold War.

33 MINJAN 2
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Real Cold War Spies: BRIXMIS

Sitrep 19th December 2019

So what’s the state of British Defence as 2019 draws to a close? That’s the question being asked on Sitrep this week as Britain’s newly elected government goes to work. In an extended programme, Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee will be joined by a panel of experts to assess current and future security threats to the UK and NATO. They’ll also be looking ahead to Brexit, the US Presidential election and the security issues surrounding climate change.

56 MIN2019 DEC 19
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Sitrep 19th December 2019

Sitrep 12th December 2019

Did major allies fail to tell the truth about the state of the war in Afghanistan? Russia and Ukraine talk peace, but is President Putin listening? The modern Royal Navy, taking its Plaice (and its cod) in fishery protection. And cricket returns to Pakistan, but why is it so important?

29 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Sitrep 12th December 2019

Latest Episodes

Assad claims victory is close, have the West failed Syria? A virtual no show by the UK at an important Security conference and 20 years since the MOD gay ban was lifted.

The scale of the humanitarian tragedy unfolding in Syria is hard to comprehend. Close to 1-million civilians — the majority women and children — have fled towards the Turkish border in the depths of winter. Western nations, though, appear unwilling to do anything. Could the war in Afghanistan be coming to an end? Sir William Patey talks about the impending peace deal. A lot has changed in the two decades since the government lifted the bar on gay and bisexual people serving in the armed forc

29 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Assad claims victory is close, have the West failed Syria? A virtual no show by the UK at an important Security conference and 20 years since the MOD gay ban was lifted.

Army recruitment hits its target, the PM wields the axe in the reshuffle and Sinn Fein wins big in the Irish election

The Army has some rare good news on the shortfalls in its ranks. A surprisingly busy cabinet reshuffle. any defence implications? Parts of Africa’s Sahel region, is currently at the centre of huge conflict with different armed groups, including Al Qaeda and Islamic State. The United States is a hundred percent committed to NATO. So says a US General involved in the planning of the largest deployment of U.S.-based forces to Europe for an exercise in more than 25 years.

29 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Army recruitment hits its target, the PM wields the axe in the reshuffle and Sinn Fein wins big in the Irish election

Trump’s State of the Union address. Why is the Secretary General of the UN furious with the world? We talk to the new Chair of the Defence Committee Tobias Ellwood. And Poseidon the Submarine Hunter arrives in Scotland.

President Trump’s made his annual State of the Union Address to Congress. Malcom Brown from Feature Story News and Dr Karin von Hippel of RUSI discusses the current state of Britain’s relationship with the US. Does the United Nations need reform? Secretary General of the UN is angry. The new chairman of the House of Commons Defence Committee, Tobias Ellwood, tells us what he hopes to achieve in the job. Paul Beaver gives his view on the RAF’s new Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

29 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Trump’s State of the Union address. Why is the Secretary General of the UN furious with the world? We talk to the new Chair of the Defence Committee Tobias Ellwood. And Poseidon the Submarine Hunter arrives in Scotland.

Huawei, a security risk? Brexit means no Galileo GPS and the 6th generation Tempest.

America is unhappy that Britain has decided to allow the Chinese telecom company Huawei, but is it the right decision? How much of a blow is the UK departure from the Galileo sat project because of Brexit. The Tempest project is researching some of the key technologies that could be part of Britain’s next generation aircraft. Mind-reading flight systems and artificial intelligence are among the concepts that could deliver air combat in 2030 and beyond, Sian Grzeszczyk reports from BAE Warton.

29 MINJAN 30
Comments
Huawei, a security risk? Brexit means no Galileo GPS and the 6th generation Tempest.

A Defence review is imminent, the Type 45 power problems to be fixed and farewell Peter Hobday.

The 2020 Defence Review – is it big enough to shape Britain’s future defence policy? Defence analysts Francis Tusa and Christopher Lee discuss the possible options. The former First Sea Lord, Admiral Lord West explains why is there concern over the repair programme for the Type 45s. Did the government do a deal with Sinn Fein that could lead to more veterans being prosecuted? Former defence minister Mark Francois voices his concern. And remembering Peter Hobday, the first presenter of Sitre

29 MINJAN 23
Comments
A Defence review is imminent, the Type 45 power problems to be fixed and farewell Peter Hobday.

Iran, Putin's big plan, Libya and Millennials war worries.

In Sitrep with Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee why has the UK changed its policy on the Iran nuclear deal? What’s Putin’s big plan for the future leadership of Russia? Who’s fighting who in Libya? And why are millennials worried about war?

29 MINJAN 16
Comments
Iran, Putin's big plan, Libya and Millennials war worries.

Sitrep 9th January 2020

This week Sitrep takes an in-depth look at the Iran-US crisis, Was it a bad decision by the United States? Should the UK's foreign policy should be aligned so closely with America's? How have Europe & Russia reacted to the rising tensions? And where does this leave British and American troops based in Iraq and what are the longer-term consequences for the Middle East? That’s all in this week’s Sitrep with James Hirst and Christopher Lee

28 MINJAN 9
Comments
Sitrep 9th January 2020

Real Cold War Spies: BRIXMIS

A Sitrep Special Edition telling the stories of the British soldiers who spied on Soviet Forces in East Germany at the height of the Cold War.

33 MINJAN 2
Comments
Real Cold War Spies: BRIXMIS

Sitrep 19th December 2019

So what’s the state of British Defence as 2019 draws to a close? That’s the question being asked on Sitrep this week as Britain’s newly elected government goes to work. In an extended programme, Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee will be joined by a panel of experts to assess current and future security threats to the UK and NATO. They’ll also be looking ahead to Brexit, the US Presidential election and the security issues surrounding climate change.

56 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
Sitrep 19th December 2019

Sitrep 12th December 2019

Did major allies fail to tell the truth about the state of the war in Afghanistan? Russia and Ukraine talk peace, but is President Putin listening? The modern Royal Navy, taking its Plaice (and its cod) in fishery protection. And cricket returns to Pakistan, but why is it so important?

29 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
Sitrep 12th December 2019
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