"The White House released a required report on its anti-jihad operations Friday, showing the administration is holding 166 suspected terrorists in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention camp, despite President Barack Obama’s 2008 promise to close the facility permanently."
"The release came Friday afternoon and was buried under a wave of news about the brutal murder spree in a Connecticut school."
"However, the letter also showed the administration’s focus on the al-Qaida group — and its reluctance to threaten al-Qaida’s ideological and jihad allies in other territories, including Gaza, Mali, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq and India."
The administration said it is also ready to strike jihadi groups outside the core al-Qaida group in Pakistan. But the White House is not ready to publicly explain those further attacks, which have been launched in Somalia, and may soon be conducted in Libya and its southern neighbor, Mali.