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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Coalition Provisional Authority
The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) (Arabic: سلطة الائتلاف المؤقتة) was established as a transitional government following the invasion of Iraq by the United States, United Kingdom and the other members of the Multinational force in Iraq which was formed to oust the government of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Citing UN Security Council Resolution 1483 (2003), and the laws of war, the 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. - Source: Wikipedia
BAGHDAD — Years of economic-policy mistakes after the fall of dictator Saddam Hussein left unemployed young Iraqis easy targets for recruitment by al Qaeda and other insurgents, a U.S. Defense Department official said yesterday.
BASRA, Iraq — Oil workers unions based in southern Iraq say they will continue to fight the implementation of a proposed oil law despite the government's insistence that the unions have no legal standing.