Sitrep show

9th August


This week's Sitrep looks at how Britain's military could play a big role in the country's post-Brexit future. The Defence Secretary has been talking up Britain's position as a global player in a speech in Washington DC but is he making promises the military can afford to keep?

As the US imposes sanctions on Russia over the Salisbury poisoning, relations between NATO and Moscow are under strain over Georgia. Ten years after the brief war between Georgian and Russian forces, thousands of NATO troops are in Georgia for exercises, as the Russians warn of a "terrible conflict" if Georgia ever joins the alliance. Is that ever likely to happen?

Also this week, Sitrep hears from one of the leading figures in the campaign to end investigations into shootings by Army veterans in Northern Ireland, and the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens, find out why it was such an important moment in the First World War.

Here's a taster of what's to come...

Does it matter whether or not Britain is a ‘tier one’ military power? James Hirst discusses with Defence Analyst Christopher Lee ahead of Sitrep on Forces Radio BFBS at 18.30 UK time.

Posted by Forces News on Thursday, 9 August 2018


How To Listen


You can listen live on Thursdays on BFBS Radio 2 at 16:30 (UK time) and at 18:30 (UK time) on BFBS (via web & App in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum) On Sky Channel 0211.

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