Yes, I do believe the FAA should create test sites for drones to operate within the United States. We live in a dangerouse world and we need every source of intelligence to stop potential terroist attacks of even domestic crime. Having the ability to capture real time feed in remote areas is vital to the protection and survival of the United States.
I believe that the FAA should create secure sites all over the United States and its possessions and territories, specifically for the purpose of testing drones. If we are going to pursue a policy of using drones, they should be fully tested. Creating drone test sites in the U.S. sends a message to the world that we are comfortable with the technology.
While sites dedicated to testing deadly weapons don't seem like the best course of action, consider the alternative - Technology fails often, and a drone malfunctioning during a real mission over a popular section could endanger countless lives. Drones are meant to keep people safe, not create more potential damage due to technical glitches. Drones need to be carefully tested before put to use, and the best place is unpopulated and unimportant.
No, I do not think the FAA should create drone test sites in the U.S. The United States Military should be the ones to decide what test sites should be created, not the FAA. Also, testing drones on American soil puts innocent Americans at risk, and we shouldn't risk innocent lives.
Every few months something pops up about a drone test site being harbored in a foreign country and kept off the radar, they already know what they need to know and are doing what they feel they should with these things. There's no need to create test sites in the country and further alarm people that are already pretty discontented about these things.
Unless aerial drones are being used for commercial purpose, they are out of the jurisdiction of the FAA. This is more of a case of the armed services testing military hardware. If that is the case, I wouldn't be surprised if drone test sites already exist whether secret or otherwise.