Iraqi Army Soldiers with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade (ISOP BDE), pose for a picture prior to conducting a joint Iraqi and Coalition Forces combat operation at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Duke, An Najaf Province, Iraq. Two of the Soldiers are holding the 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifle. Originally named the 36th Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) and under the control of the 1ST Armored Division (1 AD), the battalion is composed of experienced soldiers who have conducted numerous raids, have found dozens of weapons caches and have been working together since Dec. 2003. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by GUNNERY SGT. Chago Zapata) (RELEASED)