Say I want to invade Manchuria as the US. In the sea zone surrounding japan is one destroyer. Can I have 2 separate battles one for the Sea and one for the invasion. So i send my cruiser to take out the destroyer meanwhile my transport ignores the destroyer and delivers a tank/guy to Manchuria for a separate battle? Assume victory at sea. Otherwise I assume my transport is dead.
Or is it possible to take over phillipines on turn one as Japan? Cause this is the same mechanic.