My ideal game would be set in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mexico, Somalia or one of the other current conflicts. Another thing why do the games always have to feature American's as the main force. Seriously other countries fight wars to and their conflicts are equally interesting. I would love to join a Mexican military patrol as we go into a town to rid them of the cartels. Or join the Kenyan forces as they take on Al Shabab or the UN forces in many other countries.
I get your point there, but as America have such a large military capacity and arguably the most adanced warfare technology and a large proportion of gamers and game developers are American, they tend to go for the patriotic option. Is rather boring continually having plots that involve wars between the US and Russia. Thats why I found Homefront (fighting North Korea) and Call of Duty 4 (fighting alongside the Russians) quite refreshing.