Justifying Wartime Atrocities Alters Memories (image) Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Share Print E-Mail Caption Stories about wartime atrocities and torture methods, like waterboarding and beatings, often include justifications – despite whether the rationale is legitimate. But do such justifications shape an entire people's memory? A study by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School shows how those justifications actually creep into people's memories of war, excusing the actions of their side. Credit Ticiana Jardim Marini/Woodrow Wilson School Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.