This paper aims to verify that the space race between the U.S. and China, which has been intensified since 2000s, is one of main reasons which caused two nations’ confrontation on the deployment of THAAD in Korea. Previous researches conducted after the deployment of THAAD in Korea are mainly focused on the military utility of THAAD in defending North Korea’s missile attack, or South Korea’s effective diplomatic strategies based on the analysis of the development process of the U.S.-China hegemonic competition. On the other hand, this paper, on the basis of critical analysis and assessment of existing research results, expands the research scope for the deployment of THAAD in Korea into outer space and suggests a more three-dimensional cause analysis and future prospect for the THAAD conflict among South Korea, the U.S., and China. Therefore, this paper eventually contributes to South Korea devising more effective strategic measures to resolve the THAAD conflict.
Ⅱ. 공격-방어균형이론(Offense-Defense Theory)과 동아시아의 중첩적 안보딜레마
Ⅲ. 사드의 對북한 군사적 방어의 효용성과 美中외교군사 전략에서의 含意
Ⅳ. 美中우주군사 경쟁과 사드의 군사전략적 가치