The issue of the conduct of prisoners of war is an emotional one. Against a backdrop of international agreements which provide that the captive will be removed from the chessboard of the battlefield like a captured pawn to await the next game, lurks the very real possibility that the captor will exploit the captive to further his own ends.
Holt, Philip R.
"Prisoners of War: Prescriptive Conduct and Compliance in Captive Situations,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 21
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol21/iss9/5