So far we have 11, Americans who went AWOL, claiming refugee status. This status is generally for people from war torn countries. The latest, says he will be "court martailed" sp? sorry So he wants our governent to grant him a refugee status, which has many perks. that we Canadians pay for. I'm trying to understand, why anyone would join the army, if they didn't want to go to war? So they took from the USA, all the perks that come with military status. Now want to come here and take from us.. Nobody forced them to join the military. What happens if you get "court martialed?" What are your thoughts on this?