A plausible political backdrop against which the author plots out some interesting tabletop scenarios. The imbalances in forces, quality, etc mean that each side has some interesting choices to make and can 'win' by not 'losing' badly.
Personally, I like the use of Google Earth to give an indication as to what the terrain could look like. I agree with the comment made elsewhere that it's a shame cut&paste has been disabled as it will make creating player briefings more awkward.
Although the scalling up of stands from representing platoons to companies is understandable, given the intent to get division(s) on to a table, some compromises have been made in the process. But overall, I think this balances out.
Certainly got me plotting some games for other Modern players.