Wolfowitz rejoins Bush administration

Jan. 25, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former Pentagon second-in-command and World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz has returned to the Bush administration as an adviser in the U.S. State Department.

Wolfowitz was appointed chairman of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's International Security Advisory Board, a position formerly held by Fred Thompson, a former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination who dropped out of the race Tuesday, The New York Times reported Friday.

The former head of the World Bank, who also serves as a visiting scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank, will head the board, which meets four times a year to advise the secretary on foreign policy issues, including Iran and North Korea, using classified intelligence.

Wolfowitz, considered one of the top architects of the war in Iraq, has been involved in arms control issues since the 1970s.

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