It seems that killing the individual leaders of Al Queda does not work like it did when Armies had Generals and Navies had Admirals. Since everyone in the Islamic movement is a zealot, leadership is not needed to continue the movement. Every member of the Militant Muslim movement is privy to the final goal of their movement. That is, total annihilation of those who do not convert to Islam! That is how the small groups succeed, because they know what the goal is!
The Navy Attack Aircraft (A-6) had a motto; You don't defeat the enemy buy shooting him down, one plane at a time. You defeat the enemy buy killing them en mass on the ground! That's totally true!! But our government and military leaders continue to try to defeat the Islamic movement through drone strikes on individuals. This is a waste of time and money.
We need to adopt the Shock and Awe policy of President George H.W. Bush. Hit them with everything we have, as long as it is needed, until the enemy surrenders!! Death. overwhelming Military power, and determination is all the Islamic Terrorists understand or respect! Let's give them what the want or at least need!