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CIA Operative's Husband Says She Received Threats


Joseph Wilson, the husband of Valerie Plame, the Central Intelligence Agency operative exposed by a newspaper article in 2003, says his wife received specific threats after her identity was revealed.

Mr. Wilson spoke to the CBS television program "60 Minutes," which released excerpts of his interview in advance of Sunday evening's broadcast.

According to CBS, Mr. Wilson said he could not go into detail about the threats. He told the network that he and his wife have discussed her security with several agencies.

Mr. Wilson said that before Ms. Plame's identity was published by a newspaper columnist, very few people outside the intelligence community knew she worked for the C.I.A.

Mr. Wilson has said his wife was exposed to discredit him after he criticized the Bush administration's rationale for the war in Iraq.

Some information for this report provided by AP, Reuters, AFP.

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