Paul Jacob states "drone strikes are killing folks far away from any battlefield" Where is this battle field of which Jacob speaks? Is it at the World Trade Center, is it in the airspace over Pennsylvania or Detroit? Is it in London or Paris or any of the many places where rag heads choose to murder civilians?
Unconventional war calls for unconventional tactics. How many times does anyone believe we can send in Seal Team Six before the element of surprise is lost? Drone strikes are the safest most effective means of taking the fight to the enemy that I can imagine, short of military tea parties with Afghan village leaders (sarcasm) and I for one would much rather have the collateral damage in Yemen than Manhattan.