In a Friday, August 31, 2012 photo, United States Iraq war resister Kimberly Rivera speaks at a press conference in Toronto. A court-martial got underway Monday, April 29, 2013 for Rivera, the first female U.S. Army soldier to flee to Canada to avoid a second tour of duty in the Iraq war. Rivera is charged with desertion and could face up to five years in prison and a dishonorable discharge if convicted. (AP Photo/The Canadian Pres, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

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In a Friday, August 31, 2012 photo, United States Iraq war resister Kimberly Rivera speaks at a press conference in Toronto. A court-martial got underway Monday, April 29, 2013 for Rivera, the first female U.S. Army soldier to flee to Canada to avoid a second tour of duty in the Iraq war. Rivera is charged with desertion and could face up to five years in prison and a dishonorable discharge if convicted. (AP Photo/The Canadian Pres, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
In a Friday, August 31, 2012 photo, United States Iraq war resister Kimberly Rivera speaks at a press conference in Toronto. A court-martial got underway Monday, April 29, 2013 for Rivera, the first female U.S. Army soldier to flee to Canada to avoid a second tour of duty in the Iraq war. Rivera is charged with desertion and could face up to five years in prison and a dishonorable discharge if convicted. (AP Photo/The Canadian Pres, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
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