Paul Wolfowitz was a principal architect of the United States' 2003-2011 war in Iraq. He has also worked at the World Bank, but resigned under pressure due to a scandal. He gave his girlfriend an enormous pay rise while promoting an anti-corruption drive at the bank.
During the 1970's Wolfowitz was part of the CIA's Team B, which argued that the National Intelligence Estimate underestimated Soviet military power and misinterpreted Soviet strategic intentions. Team B was approved by Director of Central Intelligence, George H. W. Bush, and given access to highly classified data. They started from the assumption that the USSR had to have superior weapons and jumped to ludicrous conclusions when the evidence did not agree. They claimed that radar dishes were in fact laser weapons or that Soviet submarines had non-acoustic sonar and were hence undetectable by NATO technology.
About the only thing they got even remotely correct was that the Soviets did not subscribe to the idea of mutually assured destruction - they thought they could win an all-out nuclear war. The CIA had previously assumed that the USSR was stockpiling nuclear weapons as a deterrent, just like the U.S. The USSR was in fact designing MIRV'd missiles intended to take out hardened missile silos and cripple any U.S. counter-attack. Of course, these also would have been useful in the case of an imminent first strike, or even as a second-strike capability. (Which is why the US developed MIRV technology to begin with.)