Sitrep show

On this week’s Sitrep Tim Cooper is joined by Professor Scott Lucas, an expert on American history, to look at why a piece of military history has sparked violence in the United States.

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We discuss Donald Trump’s threat to target Venezuela and why the influence of China and Russia is a concern.

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Credit: Gage Skidmore

Sweden has announced an increase in spending on defence. We look at why.

Forces Radio BFBS presenter Charlene Guy has been to see the British operation in Estonia and we find out how the troops are settling in.

And we reflect on an historic week for the Royal Navy as HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into her new home for Portsmouth.

HMS Queen Elizabeth Arrives In Portsmouth 2017

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