You are Nikita Khrushchev.
It is 1960, and your forces have recently downed a U.S. U-2 spy plane. You have already scored a propaganda coup by forcing President Eisenhower to admit, belatedly, that the plane was on a spy mission. Now you must decide what to do with the pilot, Francis Gary Powers, who sits in a Soviet prison awaiting his fate.
You could release Powers and hope to score propaganda points by claiming the amnesty demonstrates the humane and magnanimous nature of the Soviet government. Or, you could put him on trial and hope to score propaganda points by exposing U.S. espionage efforts.
What do you do?