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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi talks during the first session of the 3rd Africa-EU Summit in Tripoli, Libya. (AP)
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi talks during the first session of the 3rd Africa-EU Summit in Tripoli, Libya. (AP)

At this time last year, there was a nuclear standoff between the U.S. and Libya, when officials from both countries were quarreling over what to do with 5.2 kilograms of uranium, sitting lightly guarded outside a nuclear facility near Tripoli.

The month-long diplomatic crisis was revealed publicly for the first time by Atlantic staff writer Max Fisher, who broke the story.

This segment aired on December 1, 2010.

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