Inside The White House: Just How Cuddly?

It's sure to be a great photo op when Russian President Putin trots around President Bush's ranch this week. The two will stand shoulder to shoulder against terrorism and boast a series of economic and other agreements. Look closer, though, and you'll see saddle sores. Bush officials tell TIME that late last month Russia rejected a U.S.-proposed ceiling for strategic nuclear weapons, objecting that the proposed cap of about 2,000 warheads was still too high. The rebuff forced Under Secretary of State John Bolton to work through last week in Moscow to try to get the Russians back on board. Another...

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