These two reaction cards can only be played if there is at least one battle hex declared, correct?
The US player needed to ferry an Air unit to an already captured Port. He did not declare any battle hexes to keep Japanese from playing this card. What we really wanted to know is if the US player had declared a battle hex, but the US Carrier ferrying an aircraft to an already captured Port was not part of this declared battle, could the Japanese use the bonus and roll against the Carrier if conditions where meant?
Sorry, old question, NO