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Joseph C. Wilson IV served for 23 years in the US Foreign Service, including as Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tomé and Principe. After publication of his article, “What I Didn’t Find in Africa,” in the New York Times debunking the Bush administration’s rationale for the Iraq War, his wife’s identity as a covert CIA office was betrayed by senior administration officials. He is also the author of The Politics of Truth.