For the first time in U.S. naval history, an American carrier battle group ? CBG-14 ? is cruising in the Black Sea. Its mission, although vague, is to help keep the peace in the Crimean as the Russian civil war rages on. But the admiral of the Black Sea fleet is not at all pleased that an American naval force is in the Black sea ? his own backyard ? and makes plans to destroy it. Meanwhile, the General in charge of the Crimean Military District decides to turn the whole area over to the UN in an attempt to keep the peace and, before long, fighting breaks out between various factions of the Soviet military and CBG-14 is trapped in the middle of it.