Table: Tension Points in the U.S.-Russia Alliance

NUCLEAR ARMS CUTS

The Pentagon is proposing to put nuclear warheads into long-term storage, while the Kremlin wants both sides to destroy them.

IRAQ

Hardliners in the U.S. are pushing for a military strike, while the Kremlin urges a fresh U.N. effort to require Iraq to accept weapons inspectors again.

NATO

Washington and Moscow are discussing how to give Russia a bigger role, while Washington is urging NATO, against Russia's wishes, to accept the Baltic states.

Data: BusinessWeek

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