According to a LinkedIn CV from a former EA employee, the new Medal of Honor game that was mentioned by EA CEO John Riccitello a while back will be set in modern times.
The CV of Micah Lapping-Carr, who was a production intern at the developer in a 3 month spell between June 2008 and August 2008, states that it’s a “modern combat” game under the MoH moniker.
“Electronic Arts Los Angeles
(Computer Software industry)
June 2008 — August 2008 (3 months)
Worked on a Medal of Honor modern combat title in various roles, including design and software engineering.”
Carr is now working on Natal as Software Development Engineer in Test at Microsoft.
It could be set in Afghanistan in 2002 supposedly.