In 1972, Air Force navigator Gene Hambleton was shot down over enemy territory in Vietnam, and a ferocious offensive beat back every attempt to rescue him. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll learn about the Air Force's inventive strategy to lead him to safety.

We'll also learn about a videogame based on the Dyatlov Pass incident and puzzle over why a military force drops bombs on its friends.

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