Well, imagine what would happen if a battle group suddenly appeared in the middle of yours. And, since this futuristic unit is multinational, there's a Japanese self defense force ship in it. Let's just say, the first meeting between the 21st century and contemporary groups ended with a lot dead on both sides.
There were also several ships hurled across the globe. The Axis just might have picked up a few. Don't worry, everything's pretty well balanced.
Well, most of the members of the Force (even those from Japan, Germany, Italy, and Russia) oppose the Axis, but if a ship suddenly appears flying your Enemy's flag, you're going to shoot at it. And its allies are going to return fire. And at close range, battleships and naval guns will do more damage than cruise missiles and F-22s.
I've moved on to Tam Ky: The Battle for Nui Yon Hill by Thomas Pozdol. It's a little known book about the Vietnam War, told by a grunt on the ground, all centred around one action that the men of C Company, 3rd Battalion 21st Infantry and the Operation they called Tam Ky.
On a somewhat related note, and of you who considers yourself Military Buffs would get a kick out of the Six Silent Men trilogy of books, about the LRRP platoon attached to the 101st Airborne during the 7 years of the Vietnam War. Written by three authors, each book chronicles a different period of the unit's history. All 4 books mentioned are great reads.
I am presently reading Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy, and I am slightly disappointed in this book so far. I never thought I would say that about a Clancy novel. For more detail about why check out the freshly reselected Tom Clancy thread.
The movie is one of those that takes a premise from a book, but not the plot. About the only things the two have in common is the main character can teleport, he robs a bank at one time, and there is a love interest.