On Monday, US Army Private Kimberly Rivera, a pregnant mother of four, was sentenced by court martial to 10 months in prison and given a bad-conduct discharge for crossing into Canada in 2007 to avoid redeployment to Iraq. The WSWS needs your support! Your donations go directly to financing, improving, and expanding the web site. Donate Rivera, now 30-years-old, was deployed to Iraq in 2006 with the Fort Carson, Colorado 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Stationed in Baghdad, she was assigned to guard the gates at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, where she was constantly approached by civilians. The soldiers were under orders to treat every civilian, including small children, as a potential threat warranting a lethal-force response.