Strategy Page has an article about ten military conflicts that matter, that you rarely hear about. The story goes into details on each.
1. Bureaucrats versus the troops
2. Intelligence operations
3. Jointness games
4. Media wars
5. Military pork barrel
6. Resurrecting the Red Army
7. The Bug Race
8. Corruption of China's Peoples Liberation Army
9. Tribal warfare (Sunnis versus Shiites, anyone?)
10. Who's ready for what?
Read more here: http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20121231.aspx