A lot of US units can get there if you bring the carriers.
The planes on the carriers can land on Midway or wake, so you can bring 4 more from the main land, as well as 2 bombers.
What you end up with is a wash, the US fleet is crippled, but so is the Japanese fleet.
Who can rebuild faster, and did Japan’s efforts at Hawaii weaken it’s efforts against ANZAC and India enough so that they will be more annoying.
(its a good idea for the US to trade because Japan will have to pull planes out of China to refill carriers and scramble spots)