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Your editorial (Killer robots can’t be confined to science fiction, 30 August) states “no nuclear power has ever given up their capacity to launch a nuclear attack”. In the late 1980s, the South African government dismantled all of its nuclear weapons, the first nation in the world to voluntarily give up its nuclear deterrent.
Tom Barnard
Little Dunkeld, Perthshire

• Have we forgotten the 13 unarmed British citizens shot by paratroopers in Derry (Letters, 1 September)? I reckon 30 January 1972 was the last time protesters were massacred on British soil (however dubious Britain’s claim to that piece of it).
Earl O’Keeffe
Liverpool

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