Why going AWOL to avoid fighting against Iran is a terrible idea

In the wake of the U.S. airstrike against Iranian commander Maj. Gen Qasem Soleimani, some left-leaning veterans groups have suggested on social media that if you don't want to go to war with Iran, you should go UA (unauthorized absence). This is terrible advice. I know, because at the height of the war in Iraq, I helped kick out more than 100 Marines who did just that.