U.S. Central Command officials have called Iran's firing rockets within a mile of the carrier Harry S. Truman on Saturday a "dangerous" and "unprofessional" stunt, but these sorts of provocative run-ins are likely to continue in 2016 as hard-line forces in Iran exploit uneasy relations with the West, one expert warns.

Meghann Myers is the Pentagon bureau chief at Military Times. She covers operations, policy, personnel, leadership and other issues affecting service members.

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