How is it a myth just because one or two people were crooks before and after NS? Many people were given the opportunities to achieve good things in their life because of NS. You can't just dismiss it because of a minority of crooks.
the difference being that sole aim of military weapons and military 'discipline' is that of killing people
but your point is a fair one.
the real issue here IMHO refers to the myt that national service made a better person out o smeone
Some people grow up but instead of getting jobs, they burgle houses/become drug dealers/work in the city, does this mean that school and everything is a waste of time because of them? does it make it a myth that working hard at school can help you get on in life?