My local library used to have a publication called War In Peace, about post WW2 conflicts. It was published in 1985, and the preceding 40 years filled twelve volumes. Apart from conflicts it covered the Cold War, politics and doctrine, and technologies - if fact many so called key weapons were mentioned in depth. How many volumes would the years after 1985 fill? The world's a completely different place now. What would the authors have made of the end of the Cold War, being replaced almost immediately with Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, then a decade of tragedy in the Balkans? Or the changes in Northern Ireland? Or the post Cold War cuts, the so called peace dividend, despite the fact peace never arrived? How about the horrors of 9/11 and the ongoing struggle against Al Qaeda? What would they make of the SDR in 1998? Hoon's cuts in 2004? More recent cuts? As for key weapons (sic) things like stealth technology would be covered, as would specific aircraft types like F117A or B2, or Typhoon or F22 - perhaps even F35 although it hasn't been built in large numbers yet. What about the new armoured vehicles our forces use? What about things like the internet or mobile communications, which are all involved in operations now? I remember that although specific vehicles, small arms and aircraft got articles, specific warship classes did not, although they did mention US Super Carriers, amphibious ships, nuclear submarines, diesel submarines, NATO frigates, destroyers, and so on, were discussed. Would more room allow for specific ship classes to be featured - and if so which ones? The Nimitz class carriers of the US Navy certainly, but what about the preceding oil powered carriers which saw service in Vietnam and the Cold War (not to mention the Gulf etc)? How about the US Invincible class small carriers - although to be fair, it was/is the aircraft that made them key assets. The Harrier/Sea Harrier, the latter sadly now axed as discussed at great length here, did get an article, rightly so in view of the Falklands experience. I think that anyone looking to write more volumes, covering the years from 1985 to now, would have plenty to write about.