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Wolfowitz Nominated as Deputy Defense Secretary

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2001 – President Bush has nominated Paul D. Wolfowitz to be deputy defense secretary.

His nomination, announced by the White House Feb. 6, goes to the Senate for confirmation. Senate officials said they would consider the nomination "expeditiously."

Wolfowitz, 57, is currently the dean of the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies here.

He served in both the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. Under President Reagan, Wolfowitz served as the State Department's director of policy planning and later became the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. Reagan appointed him as ambassador to Indonesia in 1986.

Under President George H. W. Bush, Wolfowitz served as the undersecretary of defense for policy. He also served with DoD from 1977 to 1980 as the deputy assistant defense secretary for regional programs. Before that service he held a variety of positions with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

Wolfowitz is from New York and is a graduate of Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y. He received both his master's degree and doctorate from the University of Chicago.

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