What novels that involve a huge conventional war in the present/near future have you read and would recommend?
Course Red Storm Rising and Team Yankee comes to mind. But these novels are about the cold war going hot in the 80s. Here's some that take place after the cold war -
Iron Tigers by Michael Farmer - Russia and the U.S. duke it out in the Iraq/Saudi desert.
Armored Corps series by Pete Callahan - North Korea starts the second Korean war.
The War in 2020 by Ralph Peters - USA vs. an Islamic-Japanese axis.
Cauldron by Larry Bond - An aggresive French/German alliance invades eastern Europe.