Homer and Harold

Harold Israel and Homer Cummings were from very different backgrounds and met when the latter was the state’s attorney in the former’s 1924 murder trial. Cummings proceeded to deliver a performance that “will live in the annals as a standard by which other prosecutors will be judged.” More remarkable even than that is the enduring involvement they had in each other’s lives. The story of the trial was noteworthy enough to be made into a film, but the story of their lifelong association is just as remarkable.

The Trouble with Defectors

A former weapons inspector explains the challenges in working with defectors from regimes under investigation, looking at prominent Russian, North Korean and Iraqi defectors.