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  Coalition Provisional Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The CPA was created and funded as a division of the U.S. Department of Defense, and as Administrator, Bremer reported directly to the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
CPA North was headquartered in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, CPA Central was headquartered in Baghdad at Saddam's former Republican Palace, and CPA South was headquartered in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
Throughout the existence of the CPA, the security situation and levels of civil unrest throughout the country varied by region, and these variances were reflected in the different levels of program successes within the CPA divisions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coalition_Provisional_Authority   (3346 words)

 The Coalition Provisional Authority's Experience with Economic Reconstruction in Iraq by Anne Ellen Henderson: Special ...
Coalition authorities averted a humanitarian crisis, stabilized the economy, and enacted sweeping reforms.
The coalition's initial ambitious forecast of quick results became the benchmark for judging its success, and repeated comparisons between what the coalition had promised and what it was delivering obscured the genuine progress being made on reconstruction.
Coalition authorities' perceptions of what had worked in Eastern Europe, along with their deeply held faith in the power of markets, led them to adopt several policies of questionable effectiveness.
www.usip.org /pubs/specialreports/sr138.html   (9615 words)

 Mosques Should Not Be Used as Weapons Depots, U.S. Spokesman Says
Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) spokesman Dan Senor told reporters in Baghdad April 26 that mosques in Najaf should not be used for weapons storage and they should be restored as holy places of worship.
The CPA spokesman first read from a statement issued by CPA Administrator Paul Bremer in which he described the situation that is developing in Najaf as dangerous.
Questioned about the staying power of the coalition in Iraq, Senor said the coalition is both large and diverse and "I think by their actions every coalition country that is on the ground every single day is expressing their outrage at the tactics of the terrorists...
www.usembassy-israel.org.il /publish/press/2004/april/042702.html   (680 words)

 Coalition Provisional Authority (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
CPA chief Paul Bremer replied to Criticisms of the CPA by pleading that he was burdened by an inexperienced staff, with a high turnover.
The sole criteria the CPA used to choose their staff was a referral by the controversial Heritage Foundation think tank.
Coalition Provisional Authority : News releases, mission statements, and budgets from the CPA (English and Arabic).
coalition-provisional-authority.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (749 words)

 Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Coalition forces conducted a cordon-and-knock and detained Brigadier General Muklif, a brigade target suspected of being the leader of a local terrorist group.
Coalition and Iraqi Civil Defense Corps forces conducted a raid near Jabal targeting Karim Hamid Khalil, a Sunni imam, acting on a tip from a local Iraqi, given to the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps.
Coalition forces continue training 520 Iraqi Civil Defense Corps members, 240 police recruits, and 115 border police throughout the region; 214 border police candidates graduated today and are en route to al Qaim for operations.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/1058157/posts   (5149 words)

Pursuant to my authority as head of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 1483 (2003), and the laws and usages of war, Reconfiguring the provisions of General Franks' Freedom Message to the Iraqi People o£ April 16, 2003, Recognizing that the.
Any CPA or Coalition Forces personnel shall have the right to appear before any of the chambers of the Central Court as am cus curiae for the purpose of adducing or proving evidence.
Coalition Forces shall not be permitted to retry any person dealt with b the Central Court for substantially the same offense.
www.aina.org /books/cpapenalcode.htm   (4214 words)

 TomDispatch - Tomgram: Schwartz, What triggered the Shia insurrection?
"[Coalition Provisional Authority head L. Paul] Bremer was queried on NBC about the timetable for the transfer of 'the keys' to sovereignty on June 30, and was asked specifically to whom they would be turned over.
The insurrection in Shia areas of Iraq was not a sudden explosion, nor was it primarily inspired by the events in Falluja.
The Coalition moved first, but the militants were ready and their reaction has definitively trumped the Coalition in the initial stages of this confrontation.
www.tomdispatch.com /index.mhtml?pid=1371   (2528 words)

 Metroactive News & Issues | Coalition Provisional Authority
While the memo upbraids CPA officials--an apparent majority--who stay inside the Green Zone in the name of personal safety, it also maintains that the Green Zone itself is "less than secure" for both Westerners and Iraqis.
CPA is ironically driving the weapons market: Iraqi police sell their "lost" U.S.-supplied weapons on the fl market; they are promptly re-supplied.
Few in CPA- Baghdad get out of the Green Zone anymore, at least outside the normal business of going to their respective ministries, etc. Most drivers work during the day, but not in the evening hours when Baghdad is most alive.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/04.21.04/cpa-0417.html   (6000 words)

 Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing
The coalition and Iraqi security forces continue operations to maintain a stable Iraq in order to repair infrastructure, stimulate the economy and facilitate the transfer of sovereignty on June 30th.
When coalition and Iraqi security forces approached the substation, they saw five vehicles matching the description of the attackers, and forces engaged and destroyed one of the vehicles and pursued another vehicle to a residence, where they found a wounded attacker, an AK-47 shotgun and blueprints of the police station.
KIMMITT: Coalition military personnel continue to collect intelligence throughout this country related to any threats, whether they be threats to the coalition forces, threats to Iraqi civilians, threat to civilians operating inside this country.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/1157412/posts   (5120 words)

 Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) - CASI
It is frequently commented that the CPA is obliged under international law to avoid unnecessary changes to the legal structure of Iraq.
Note that under Order 7, the written permission of the CPA administrator is needed to bring charges under these laws, and the death penalty is suspended.
An internal memo (word), written by the CPA senior advisor to the Ministry of Justice on 26 June 2003, contains guidelines to the interpretation of the legal system for judicial officials.
www.casi.org.uk /info/cpa.html   (3483 words)

 ParaPundit: Coalition Provisional Authority Failures Highlighted
Rajiv Chandrasekaran of the Washington Post has written an excellent three part series on the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), Iraq, and the failure of the US effort to politically remake Iraq on the scale that neoconservative proponents of the war claimed was their goal.
But most CPA hiring was done by the White House and Pentagon personnel offices, with posts going to people with connections to the Bush administration or the Republican Party.
John Agresto, CPA man in charge of education in Iraq, got all of $8 million to rebuild and reform higher education in Iraq.
www.parapundit.com /archives/002212.html   (2282 words)

 GOP Operatives Lead at Iraq Press Office
The spokesman for the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq Dan Senor gestures during a press conference in Baghdad, Wednesday, March 31, 2004.
Senor, spokesman for the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority, said his office is guided by ethical "red lines" that prevent it from crossing into the Bush campaign.
One CPA staffer who spoke on condition of anonymity said the press office had sent targeted "good news" releases to American television, radio and newspaper outlets that were timed to deflect criticism of Bush during the Democratic primaries.
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/0404-05.htm   (1370 words)

 Coalition Provisional Authority
This government shall exercise authority in accordance with this Law, including the fundamental principles and rights specified herein, and with an annex that shall be agreed upon and issued before the beginning of the transitional period and that shall be an integral part of this Law.
The executive authority during the transitional period shall consist of the Presidency Council, the Council of Ministers, and its presiding Prime Minister.
Operationally, national command authority on military matters shall flow from the Prime Minister to the Minister of Defense to the military chain of command of the Iraqi Armed Forces.
www.ekurd.net /mismas/articles/misc/iraqnewlaw.htm   (7123 words)

The attached charts reflect information on the account balances, sources and uses of the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI), which is managed by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), in consultation with the Iraqi Governing Council, the Iraqi Minister of Finance, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq.
Resolution 1483 and the laws and usages of war, authorized the Coalition Provisional Authority as the administrator of the Fund.
At the request of the CPA Administrator in May, 2003, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York established the "Central Bank of Iraq-Development Fund for Iraq" account.
www.cpa-iraq.org /budget/DFI_intro1.html   (273 words)

Sir Jeremy Greenstock, the United Kingdom’s Special Representative on the Coalition Provisional Authority, expressed satisfaction with the resumed engagement between the United Nations and the Coalition, which ended with the 19 August bombing attack on the Organization’s Baghdad headquarters.
Asked about media speculation that the Coalition was trying to persuade the United Nations to “pull the United States’ chestnuts out of the fire” and make the Iraqi political process more legitimate, Mr.
Regarding reported divisions between the United Nations and the Governing Council, and between the Coalition Provisional Authority and the Governing Council, he said there had been unanimous agreement between the Coalition and the Governing Council on the resumed United Nations role.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/2004/CPAconf.doc.htm   (276 words)

 Reason Magazine - Hit & Run > Former Coalition Provisional Authority Flunks Audit
The U.S.-led provisional government in charge of Iraq until last summer was unable to properly account for nearly $9 billion in Iraqi money it was charged with safeguarding, according to a scathing new audit report.
The Coalition Provisional Authority may have paid salaries for thousands of nonexistent "ghost employees" in Iraqi ministries, issued unauthorized multimillion-dollar contracts, and provided little oversight of spending in possibly corrupt ministries, according to the report by Stuart Bowen Jr., the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.
The "auditors presume that the coalition could achieve a standard of budgetary transparency and execution which even peaceful Western nations would have trouble meeting within a year, especially in the midst of war," Bremer wrote.
www.reason.com /blog/show/108243.html   (566 words)

 Who's Who In The Coalition Provisional Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When the history of the occupation of Iraq is written, there will be many factors to point to when explaining the post-conquest descent into chaos and disorder, from the melting away of Saddam's army to the Pentagon's failure to make adequate plans for the occupation.
And the process continued as they began to staff CPA itself, where they wrote off not only State Department employees (considered disloyal because State had resisted the hawks over Iraq strategy) but also anyone who worked at NGO's (ideologically suspect) and those who had worked in Clinton's government (ditto).
CPA officials say that the older GOP functionaries do a reasonable job keeping their partisanship publicly under wraps.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article5338.htm   (1174 words)

 Coalition Provisional Authority Program Review Board - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Coalition Provisional Authority Program Review Board was composed of the senior personnel of the Coalition Provisional Authority, charged with the responsibility to review and make recommendations about the awarding of contracts to the administrator of the authority, Paul Bremer.
It had the authority to recommend expenditures from both the Development Fund for Iraq, which the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) administered in trust on behalf of the Iraqi people, and the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund, which the CPA administered on behalf of the American people.
The expenditures from the Development Fund for Iraq that the board recommended to CPA Administrator Bremer were made under obligations the Coalition undertook under United Nations resolution 1483.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coalition_Provisional_Authority_Program_Review_Board   (553 words)

 Coalition Provisional Authority set to buttress IT operations
The CIO’s office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq is set to increase its staff from 2,300 to 6,300 in coming weeks as additional funds flow for the country’s reconstruction, said Joe Draham, senior adviser and counselor to the authority’s chief operating officer.
The CPA issues its contracts through the Army’s Communications and Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., and the Agency for International Development, he said.
The chief operating officer of the authority is retired Army Lt. Gen.
www.gcn.com /online/vol1_no1/24555-1.html   (303 words)

 Defense Tech: Who Ran the Coalition Provisional Authority?
Yes, yes, the word “coalition” is in the name, but we assumed that was just window dressing, sort of like the Nicaraguans who were part of the “Coalition of the Willing.”
But an underlying issue raised by Custer Battles during its trial and on appeal was whether bills submitted to the Coalition Provisional Authority could be regarded as bills presented to the United States government.
The coalition authority was an entity created and largely financed by the United States to run Iraq, and largely staffed by American officials, but with an ambiguous legal status.
www.defensetech.org /archives/002687.html   (879 words)

 Iraqcoalition.org: Homepage of The New Iraq
With 15 of 26 Iraqi government ministries already under Iraqi control, Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) spokesman Dan Senor says the remaining 11 will be transferred by week's end.
Zarqawi is in Baghdad organizing efforts against the new government, against the coalition forces, against the people of Iraq...
He said, however, that recent security problems were not a result of those changing attitudes but rather a concerted effort on the part of extremist groups to demoralize the Iraqi population.
www.cpa-iraq.org   (984 words)

 Coalition Provisional Authority - SourceWatch
Following the establishment of limited Iraqi sovereignty: June 30, 2004, the CPA is scheduled to cease existence.
Incredulously, contractors accused of fraud in the fulfillment of CPA contacts have been claiming that the United States Federal Court system does not have juristiction in deciding these cases.
The lack of an authoritative and unambiguous statement about how this organization was established, by whom, and under what authority leaves open many questions, particularly in the areas of oversight and accountability.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Coalition_Provisional_Authority   (767 words)

 Coalition Provisional Authority Report, April 30: Iraq Update
We are committed to treating all persons under coalition custody with dignity, respect, and humanity.
Coalition personnel are expected to act appropriately, humanely and in a manner consistent with the Geneva Conventions."
Kimmitt said the International Committee of the Red Cross does make frequent visits to all detention facilities, but plans are being developed to bring in representatives of the interim Iraqi Governing Council as well as scheduling a possible a press visit to the Abu Ghraib facility.
www.usembassy-israel.org.il /publish/press/2004/april/043002.html   (700 words)

 Is the CPA a federal agency? - By Eric Umansky - Slate Magazine
The Coalition Provisional Authority, Proconsul Paul Bremer's outfit, is in charge, of course.
The confusion—which, the report notes, raises questions about "whether, and to what extent, CPA might be held accountable for its programs, activities, decisions, and expenditures"—stems from the White House, which hasn't released information delineating the CPA's authority, structure, or place in government.
And there's another consequence: By not clearly defining the CPA specifically as a federal agency—the report notes that the administration repeatedly refers to the CPA as an "entity," "group," and "activities" but not as an "agency"—the CPA is not subject to the government's accountability and disclosure rules.
www.slate.com /id/2099897   (1036 words)

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