5,103. 5/23/2003

Director of Reconstruction in Iraq L. Paul Bremer issued Coalition Provisional Authority Order 2 on May 23, 2003, which abolished the Iraqi Army. “The Order had called for the payment of a one-month stipend to the cashiered force. Following the riots [by former soldiers], however, and under pressure from a number of Iraqi politicians, Bremer changed his decision. Nearly 250,000 former servicemen were to be paid a monthly stipend of $50 to $150 per person for the indefinite future.”

 – Ali A. Allawi, The Occupation of Iraq, Page 158

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