David Glazier

Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

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David Glazier on KCRW

The US has been killing Islamic State fighters with airstrikes and drones, but now 300 Special Forces are on the ground in Iraq.

It's Detention and Interrogation All Over Again

The US has been killing Islamic State fighters with airstrikes and drones, but now 300 Special Forces are on the ground in Iraq.

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Ahmed Khalfan Ghailiani was captured in Pakistan, held for five years at a CIA  “black site,” then moved to Guantanamo Bay.

The Verdict Is in on First Guantanamo Civilian Trail

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailiani was captured in Pakistan, held for five years at a CIA “black site,” then moved to Guantanamo Bay.

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The first year of the Obama Administration has been called "the Year of the Drone" in Pakistan.  Suspected enemies were struck 51 times with missiles fired from unmanned American…

The Drone Wars

The first year of the Obama Administration has been called "the Year of the Drone" in Pakistan.  Suspected enemies were struck 51 times with missiles fired from unmanned American…

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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