A U.S. tank team, in an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT), advances across the Kuwaiti desert, rehearsing techniques and coordination drills in preparation for upcoming training events as part of Exercise INTRINSIC ACTION. The exercise combines U.S. and Kuwaiti armed forces in an effort to strengthen military-to-military relationships, and enhance the U.S. militarys capability to deploy quickly to the region. (Duplicate image, see also DA-SD-99-01494)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Subject Operation/Series: INTRINSIC ACTION
Country: Kuwait (KWT)
Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Clifton Kershaw
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Tanks in mass culture. Tanks were first developed separately and simultaneously by Great Britain and France as a means to break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front. Their first use in combat was by the British Army in September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The name "tank" was adopted by the British during the early stages of their development, as a security measure to conceal their purpose.