Those old enough to remember the slew of WWII prisoner camp movies will recall that one aim of escaping from a prisoner-of-war camp was to occupy as many enemy troops as possible in recapturing you and therefore deny resources for the front.
Well, it seems that the Iraqi insurgents have been watching "Hogan's Heroes" in addition to "Black Hawk Down". News accounts claim that thousands of troops are searching south of Baghdad for three missing US soldiers. I would look for this to become a common strategy of our enemy.
I'm not saying we shouldn't look for these missing men. We have to. I'm just saying that our enemy knows that we must find them and will likely exploit this to the fullest extant possible.