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JH Ahn was an NK News contributor based in Seoul. He previously worked as an interpreter for United States Forces Korea.
More than 30 key parts of the U.S.-made THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system arrived at the Seongju site in South Korea at 4 am on Wednesday morning, bringing the deployment of the system, which began in March, just a few components away from completion.
The move encountered heavy local resistance. “The cars are coming!” an anti-THAAD activist shouted through his megaphone, as vehicles mounted with parts, such as the controversial X-Band Radar and launchers, started to roll down the road connected to the deployment site at around 04:43 a.m. Seoul time.