The Justice Department has dropped charges against an American accused of trying to sell weapons to Libyan rebels, following a protracted dispute about government documents that could have threatened to embarrass the Obama administration.

By asking a federal court in Arizona to toss out the case against defense contractor Marc Turi, the Justice Department avoided a potentially lengthy trial that could have shed unwanted light on the Obama administration’s actions during the overthrow of strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

In particular, the case could have exposed internal administration deliberations over whether or not to covertly provide arms to the Libyan rebels.

The revolution in Libya, which has turned the north African country into a chaotic and fractured collection of tribal and militia leaders, remains one of the resounding dark spots on President Obama’s time in office, and the administration’s failures to effectively capitalize on a wave of pro-democracy movements known as the “Arab Spring.”

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