Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate IraqÕs weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein.

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The Mediterranean Sea (Apr. 3, 2003) — USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) comes alongside the Military Sealift Command Oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) for an underway replenishment (UNREP) while U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WEHC-716) performs duties as plane guard. Truman and Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class Christopher B. Stoltz. (RELEASED)