Battling the Chaos: Life Under Fire

Plagued by bad planning and fatal attacks, the U.S. occupation remains dicey. Are Paul Bremer and the Bush Administration up to the task of making Iraq work?

Have we got anyone in this country that's not us?" That's the question vexing Paul Bremer--veteran American diplomat, head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and current occupant of the world's toughest job--as he convenes a morning meeting inside the dusty, sprawling Baghdad palace that serves as his office and home. As is usually the case, Bremer has a crisis on his hands. An explosion at a mosque in the city of Fallujah last week killed 10 Iraqis, including the mosque's imam. U.S. soldiers who surveyed the scene say the blast was probably caused by explosives stored inside the building,...

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