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US‐led reconstruction amid US‐led occupation: Iraq

Graciana del Castillo

in Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237739
eISBN:
9780191717239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This chapter focuses on how economic reconstruction failed to become a peacebuilding factor in Iraq. Early proposals for privatization of the oil industry united Iraqis against efforts to disempower ... More


Coalition Provisional Authority

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

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 ... More


A Complicated Approach to a Complex Situation

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the initial steps the Coalition Provisional Authority took in Iraq after the defeat of Saddam Hussein. It shows how these steps – mainly the de-Ba’athifaction and disbanding ... More


Politics in the New Era, 2003–

Adeed Dawisha

in Iraq: A Political History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157931
eISBN:
9781400846238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157931.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses political developments in Iraq following the US and UK's military campaign in 2003. The publicly stated reason for the invasion of Iraq was Saddam's possession of weapons of ... More


The governance plan

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses planning for the political elements of the postwar situation. The issue of what to do about post-Saddam governance should have been of preeminent importance to both Bush and ... More


The British in Basra: With Heads Held High into the Abyss

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the Basra operations of the British armed forces in Iraq. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair involved his country's armed forces in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Basra, ... More


The Iraq War, 2003–2011

James H. Lebovic

in Planning to Fail: The US Wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190935320
eISBN:
9780190937263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935320.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The George W. Bush administration showed signs of biased decision-making before and after the 2003 Iraq invasion, which it claimed was necessary because Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. ... More


The De-Baathification of post-2003 Iraq: Purging the Past for Political Power

Benjamin Isakhan

in The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696161
eISBN:
9781474416177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696161.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Following the toppling of the Baathist regime in May 2003, the United States established the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), which was to serve as the occupational authority and interim ... More


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