All the best technology and training in the world is useless if someone doesn't want to be there in the first place. It takes a certain mindset to succeed in the military.original: Live Uninhibited
I'm not sure why you think the military is strong because it's all-volunteer. We spend as much as the rest of the world combined, and we have technology decades ahead of most threats. Sure our training is top notch too, but gee, I wonder why we're the best, lol.
After reading what those who are or have been in the military have said on this topic, I have to agree with them and have formed the opinion that no, judges shouldn't have the option of sentencing non-violent offenders to military service.