Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper served in Iraq and Afghanistan. (CBS)

Killings Of Afghan Villagers Should Not Overshadow U.S. Mission, Veteran Says

A local U.S. veteran of the Middle East conflicts says an American soldier’s alleged massacre of more than a dozen Afghan villagers shouldn’t overshadow efforts to help people there. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Cooper (center, holding rifle) served three tours in Iraq, finishing his last tour in 2007. (Photo courtesy Jonathan Cooper)

U.S. Withdrawal Hailed By Area Iraq War Veterans

President Barack Obama is bringing all U.S. troops home from Iraq before the year’s end — a decision that is sparking a range of emotions for service members and veterans from the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011