Coalition Provisional Authority
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This chapter addresses the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) under the leadership of Ambassador L. Paul Bremer. The CPA was characterized by confusion over objectives and organization of a kind that Rumsfeld usually found intolerable. It had an ambiguous mandate, an odd relationship with the military, and multiple lines of reporting back to Washington. This led to the confusion that the secretary usually considered to be the result of faulty underlying assumptions. CPA was also profoundly under-resourced. Bush should have recognized and rectified this as CPA was the instrument for shaping postwar Iraqi politics, but his delegatory style was once more apparent.

Leaders in conflict

Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq


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