Thanks for the help. I will look into that nexy time I take a crack at my scenario.
I am working on a follow-on to my "Battle for the Philippines" scenario that I published about 2-3 years ago. I won't spoil it completely but the story line I have built up in my head is this: Elements of the first American task force came under attack by terrorist forces and a major unit is now laid up being repaired, the American embassy has come under attack along with bars out side of Clark and Subic from rebel forces. So the NCA has decided to remove the 31st MAU from Cobra Gold '86 and have them sail from the Gulf of Bangkok to Manila. The Democratic Republic of Vietnam, People's Republic of China, and possibly even the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has different ideas where those Marines need to go.
I am also working on another one for the same area same story line that involves the USS Midway (still with her F-4N/S's and A-7's) vs a Kiev class anti-submarine cruiser, some submarines, and a regiement or two of TU-16/H-6's and TU-22's. all in the tight quarters of the South China Sea and water ways off Vietnam and the Republic the Philippines Islands. Where both sides are with in range of land based air. Think of F-4E's, F-4N/S's compeating against some MiG-23's, possible some MiG-29's and enough MiG-21's that you can't fly an EP-3E wihout hitting one. Oh and the American's may not have an AEGIS system near by.
Take my word for it. You never want to be involved in an “International Incident”.