Freedom freely given. Life freely sacrificed. Nothing coerced. That's the essence of liberty, which you don't seem to grasp.
I honor each and every person who serves and/or and dies for my FREEDOM. Compulsory service is one of many things they fight and die to prevent.
I'm not man enough to be a soldier but I thank God every day (literally) for those who are.
PS- What in the friggin' world does this have to do with prudent training levels?
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
You do not HAVE a soul. You ARE a soul. You HAVE a body.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.