From the back of the box:
The year is 2012.
Conventional Chinese forces invade Kazakhstan, commandeering natural resources to sustain its recent economic boom.
The Unity States, in defense of the Russia/Kazakh border, intends to contain China.
Attempts at diplomacy fail, and the conflict quickly escalates into World War III.
You are the machine of war.
As an elite Armored Commander, you will lead the massive Chinese offensive or the technologically advanced US force.