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How many people with extremist views have ties to the military? The National Guard may have missed the signs that a suspected leaker of highly classified intelligence info, Jack Teixeira, was stockpiling guns and posting on social media about mass killings. And the Pentagon last week admitted it has not implemented most of a plan meant to counter extremism in the ranks.

Despite those kinds of headlines, there is better news about veterans. NPR’s Quil Lawrence tells us about a new nationwide survey that suggests people who have left military service generally don’t embrace extremism on either the left or the right.

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