Taipei Resists Planned Military Blackout in China Air Strike Drill

Taiwan's military has canceled a planned nighttime air drill after the required blackout stirred a public outcry.

The military had planned to hold the drill in Taipei to simulate a possible nocturnal air attack by China, the island's biggest security threat.

But many people in the capital were opposed to the plan, saying a blackout would force them to give up entertainment and related activities.

Defense experts also questioned the drill's usefulness, noting missiles can hone in on targets with or without lights.

The Defense Ministry said Thursday that the drill would be rescheduled, perhaps to daylight hours.