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.
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.
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.