A US Marine Corps (USMC) M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) from Charlie Company 1ST Tank Battalion, Twentynine Palms, California, sits in a defense position north of intersection of Highway 1 and 27 in Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein