Funny that this "biased" "unreliable" media is talking of an explosion in the Pacific...Seems pretty reliable to me. As Opana has pointed out, they were well involved. However, the British had little to offer in the way of trained reinforcements across the board, and the US was not that much better off. A few months one way or the other was not going to affect the outcome of Japan's opening moves. The allies had too few ships, aircraft, men, supplies, etc. on hand, enroute, or planned, and far too much ground to defend.