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us: Coalition Provisional Authority



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    • us: CPA
    • us: Sulṭat al-Iʼtilāf al-Muʼaqqatah
    • us: Sulṭat al-Iʼtilāf al-Muwaqqatah
    • us: United States. Department of Defense. Coalition Provisional Authority
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    • found: Council on Foreign Relations web site, viewed on Sept. 15, 2003: menu selections: Iraq/Background on the News/Postwar Government (the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) is headed by and primarily staffed by Americans and is overseen by the U.S. Department of Defense)
    • found: Alwaqai Aliraqiya, June 17, 2003: p. [2], Arabic section (Sulṭat al-Iʼtilāf al-Muwaqqatah)
    • found: Coalition Provisional Authority WWW home page, viewed on Nov. 21, 2003 (the name for the temporary government of Iraq; composed of a coalition of more than 40 nations; CPA)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 23, 2008 (Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA); established as a transitional government following the invasion of Iraq by the United States, United Kingdom, and the other members of the coalition of the willing; CPA vested itself with executive, legislative, and judicial authority over the Iraqi government from the period of the CPA's inception on April 21, 2003, until its dissolution on June 28, 2004; Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA), was established on Jan. 20, 2003 by the United States Government two months before the 2003 invasion of Iraq intended to act as a caretaker administration in Iraq until the creation of a democratically elected civilian government; retired United States Army Lieutenant General Jay Garner was appointed as the director of ORHA in 2003; upon the dissolution of ORHA and the creation of the CPA, he then became the first chief executive of the CPA; he was replaced abruptly less than a month later by L. Paul Bremer on May 11, 2003; CPA was created and funded as a division of the United States Department of Defense; on July 22, 2003, the CPA formed the Iraqi Governing Council and appointed its members; CPA transferred power to the newly appointed Iraqi Interim Government at 10:26 AM local time on June 28, 2004; CPA thus disbanded)
    • found: Coalition Provisional Authority, CPA accomplishments, 2003-2004 Web site, July 23, 2008 (On June 30, 2004, Iraq will again become a fully sovereign nation; the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), the international body that has governed Iraq since April 2003, will have achieved its primary goal, and will cease to exist) overview (The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) is the name of the temporary governing body which has been designated by the United Nations as the lawful government of Iraq until such time as Iraq is politically and socially stable enough to assume its sovereignty)
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    • 2003-09-15: new
    • 2013-03-21: revised
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