From the foundations of this nation, which veered towards a global player under Teddy Roosevelt, to become the undisputed world power with an economy and intact military post-WWII, America has had a comprehensive foreign policy for decades. Unfortunately, due to complacency and recklessness, foreign policy decisions have resulted in the blowback that the country and the world suffer today.

War is A Racket by Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler.


The term ‘blowback’ originates from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). With foreign policy risks came unintended and harmful consequences to the nation or allies due to unwarranted side effects from covert operations. There have been several notable covert actions that ultimately came to light due to leaks or Americans directly suffering from the activities of the government.