2017년 4월 26일 새벽 미국은 성주골프장에 전격적으로 사드(Thaad) 장비를 반입했다. 미국의 사드배치는 예상보다 빨리 추진된 것이며 한국 대통령선거 과정에서 논란이 되고 있는 사드를 새로운 정부가 출범하기 전에 배치를 완료하려는 의도로 해석된다.
Why China actively has opposed deployment of thaad on South Korea? Why the U.S. has kept to install thaad on South Korea? What could be the choice of the new South Korean government under the pressures of the U.S. and China? This paper attempts to answer the questions mentioned above. The results of the research show that Thaad is the key weaponry system for All Domain Access Strategy that the U.S. has adopted to make rebalance against China. The Thaad could undermine the Anti-Access/Area Denial Strategy that China has pursued to prevent Chinese “core interest” areas from the U.S. intervention. Thus, Thaad is the critical weaponry system for the U.S. to check Chinese military capabilities. Conversely, China is hard to reduce asymmetrical military capabilities against the U.S. because the functions of Thaad. Since if Thaad is deployed in Korea, there could be ‘big’ advantage for the U.S. military strategy but ‘huge’ disadvantage for Chinese military strategy. In that sense, both the U.S. and China can not yield their own position with regard to the deployment of Thaad on South
Ⅱ. 중국의 균형정책(balancing Policy)과 반접근/지역거부 전략(Anti-Access/Area Denial Strategy)
Ⅲ. 미국의 재균형정책(Rebalancing Policy)과 ‘전영역접근전략’(All Domain Access Strategy)
Ⅳ. 사드(THAAD) 한국배치의 과정과 군사적 효과