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What does CPA stand for?

CPA stands for Coalition Provisional Authority (Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance)

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The new law, which takes effect on March 6, replaces a variety of past regulations, including some dating back to the time of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA, head of international trade at the commerce ministry, told AFP.
The Green Zone, which was handed back to Iraqi control in January, was the site of the Coalition Provisional Authority government set up after the 2003 US-led occupation that overthrew executed dictator Saddam Hussein.
Per the AEI website, he was an assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense on Iran-Iraq and a political adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad.
But to describe the problem as incompetence is too sweeping, when American soldiers, whose sometimes heroic efforts Packer describes at some length, succeeded in improvising community-building schemes with the laughably little they were provided; when that maligned Parnassus of ineptitude, Bremer's Coalition Provisional Authority, also happened to be an assiduous, exhausting beehive of confident, if misplaced, activity; when Bremer himself, as experience took its toll, got over his initial hubris and began reversing the decisions he had so impetuously taken upon arriving; and certainly when more than 2,000 U.
Examining the present cases of building Afghanistan and Iraq into nations in the context of reconstruction efforts in other areas of the world, including Japan, Latin America, and the Balkans, these writings particularly question the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq as an example of poor planning.