The Commentaries of Bruce Rule

Bruce Rule's Article from the IUSSCAA Cable 2012 edition

Faulty Intelligence Nearly "Sank" SOSUS During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Letter to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations from Bruce Rule

Information and Security Issues Associated with the Loss of the USS THRESHER - April 10, 2013

Recent writings by Bruce Rule on the IUSSCAA message board:

SOSUS Versus the German Type XXI SS - June 30, 2013

Acoustic Detections of the Loss of the GOLF II Class Soviet SSB K-129 - June 30, 2013

A 2011 History.Net Exchange on the Loss of the USS SCORPION - June 30, 2013

Misinformation About the Loss of THRESHER and the SOSUS Detection - July 1, 2013

Side Issues to the IUSS Mission - Hopefully of interest - July 6, 2013

Unconventional Soviet Submarines - July 7, 2013

Open Source Document That Discusses Soviet Knowledge of SOSUS - August 5, 2013

SOSUS Contribution to the Economic Collapse of the Soviet Union - August 6, 2013

KILO Class SS Design Characteristics Recovered from Open Sources - August 25, 2013

Reducing Snap Roll Through Design of the Sail - August 26, 2013

Refined Exploitation of Time-Difference Analyses - August 28, 2013

Summary of Submarine Collapse Event Information - September 2, 2013

What BUSHIPS Did After the USS SCORPION Was Lost On 22 May 1968 - August 25, 2013

Could PACSOSUS Have Detected the THRESHER Collapse Event in the Atlantic? - September 7, 2013

One of the Most Interesting of Those Articles Previously Cited - September 18, 2013

What We Actually Know About SCORPION's Last Day; No Conjectures, No Theories, Just the Facts - September 30, 2013

ARCHIVE IT OR LOSE IT: THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF SEEMINGLY INCIDENTAL INFORMATION - October 27, 2013

Really Ancient History: The First Norwegian Sea Array: A UK Installation in 1955 - November 14, 2013

EXECUTE AGAINST JAPAN, a Book Well Worth Reading - Feb 20, 2014

Acoustic Signal Propagation and Ice Noise in the Arctic Basin - Feb 22, 2014

Best Website Yet on Characteristics of Soviet/Russian Naval Platforms Including Submarines - Feb 25, 2014

Correct My Last Posting on the KIROV CGN Specifications to Read - Feb 25, 2014

O JULIETT, JULIETT, Wherefore art thou JULIETT? - Mar 4, 2014

A Prediction About the BOREY Class Russian Ballistic Missile Nuclear Submarine (SSBN) - Mar 8, 2014

Documenting Unique Events, Some of Which May Apply to the MH370 event - Mar 25, 2014

Estimates Associated with Flight MH370 - Mar 26, 2014

Exploiting "Conventional," Differential and Rotational Doppler - Aug 15, 2014

A Suggested Explanation for Soviet/Russian Use of Tandem Submarine Propellers - Jul 18, 2014

Performance Characteristics of the Pump-Jet KILO (Project 877V/ALROSA) - Jul 20, 2014

Has Russia Resurrected a Soviet-Era Super Weapon Delivery System Concept? - Aug 16, 2014

What to Expect: A Prediction - Aug 18, 2014

What US Seismologists Concluded About the Loss of the Russian SSGN KURSK in 2000 - Aug 26, 2014

Resolving an Ancient Issue that Ed Smock, and a Few Others May Recall - Nov 1, 2014

Seventeen Soviet Nuclear Sub Accidents Killed 266 Personnel Between 1960 and 1989 - Nov 6, 2014

Soviet Era Problems Stil Plague Russian Nuclear Submarine Construction - Nov 6, 2014

The Loss of the USS Scorpion: Myths, Legends, & Reality - Nov 14, 2014

Dimensional Data and Design Characteristics of the BOREY Pump Jet Propulsor Derived from Open Source - Jul 11, 2014

52 Years Ago Today 8211 at 091824R the USS THRESHER SSN593 Was Lost - Apr 10, 2015

Characteristics of the Kalitka NickNamed LOSHARIK Special Purpose Russian Nuclear Submarine - May 3, 2015

The SOSUS System A Personal Perspective of the Early Years - Jun 17, 2015

More on the LOSHARIK DeepDiving Russian Research Nuclear Submarine An Obvious Mission - Jul 30, 2015

THRESHER - Sep 24, 2015

Russian Source Confirms Hybrid Propulsion System; calls it "regime stalk" with the GTZA "disabled - Oct 27, 2015

Capabilities of the Russian Nuclear Submarine Hybrid Propulsion System - Oct 29, 2015

Humpback Whale Acoustics Russ request archive this posting - Nov 30, 2015

A Signal Processing Approach - Dec 26, 2015

Two Variants of the LADA Class, One With a Main Motor Design from 1948; the Other Design from 1960 - Jan 15, 2016

Acoustic Detectability of Project 885/885M Class Russian SSGN Secondary Propulsion System - Feb 11, 2016

ACOUSTIC DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES - Apr 29, 2016

Talk About A Really “Blown-Out” Diesel Engine! - Aug 11, 2016

The Most Complex But Also the Most Potentially Important Posting to Date - Oct 4, 2016

As Previously Stated, Those Who Exploit Acoustic Data Can Never Know Enough. - Apr 14, 2017

The BOREY Class Russian SSBN: You Get What You Pay For - Jul 10, 2017





Two Soviet Submarine Disasters - July 24, 2013

Acoustic Detectability of Bottom Impact Events - August 16, 2013

Technical Notes For The Archives - August 24, 2013

The BELUGA Class Soviet SS and the Walker Spy Ring Impact - August 26, 2013

Phisophically Speaking - August 27, 2013

Acoustic Bubble Pulse Energy - August 28, 2013

Belated Acknowledgement and Thanks - September 7, 2013

Fred Jones, the BRIDGE Site in North Norway and a Couple of Sea Stories - September 15, 2013

Rebutting Conjecture SCORPION Reversed Course Just Before Being Lost - September 22, 2013

Another Soviet Nuclear Submarine Disaster But No Acoustics - October 1, 2013

Acoustics Has the Last Word (for Some) on the Loss of the Soviet Submarine K-129 on 11 Mar 68 - October 11, 2013

NAVFAC ADAK, Ancient History - November 13, 2013

Assorted Tales from Arctic Norway - Dec 26, 2013

Useful Guidance Toward Productive Analysis - Aug 19, 2013

In the Days of Analytical Anarchy: XNASN - Jul 28, 2013

Who the SCORPION Court of Inquiry Ignored: CAPT Harry Jackson, USN - Nov 19, 2013

A Problem for the Membership to Consider - Dec 4, 2013

Assessment of Why SCORPION Was Lost by an Exceptionally Qualified Submarine Officer - Jan 20, 2014

Why Those Concerned in Russia Still Believe the USS SWORDFISH Collided With and Sank the K-129 - Nov 27, 2013

How to Have a Submarine to Submarine Collision - Oct 16, 2013

USS THRESHER (SSN-593) Article in the 4 Apr 2013 Issus of NAVY TIMES - Jan 5, 2014

More on the Enormous Power of Submarine Pressure-Hull Collapse Events - Feb 27, 2014

More on Project 636.3 Russian KILOs Now Under Construction - Feb 11, 2014

The LADA Class, The Russian Diesel Submarine the Russian Navy Would Not Accept - Feb 9, 2014

Who the SCORPION Court of Inquiry Ignored: Peter Palermo - Nov 19, 2013

Useful information on TYPHOON Class Russian SSBN propellers from the Internet. - Feb 6, 2014

More on the Enormous Power of Submarine Pressure-Hull Collapse Events - Feb 27, 2014

A Russian Discussion of Submarine Gear Noise (Dated But Still Useful) - Mar 2, 2014

Intelligence in The Public Literature - Mar 4, 2014

ADM Rickover: “If I could, I'd put the screw a mile behind the submarine.” - Mar 28, 2014

Footnote to the ADM Rickover Posting - Mar 28, 2014

Randy Scott's "Mad Scientist" Responds - May 24, 2014

A Classic Example of the Soviet/Russian Axiom: "Better is the Enemy of Good Enough." - Mar 8, 2014

Sticking My Nose (As Usual) Where It Does Not Belong - Mar 24, 2014

Conjecture About the Impact Velocity of Flight MH-370 - Mar 26, 2014

A Summary of BOREY and YASEN Class Submarine Characteristics Derived from Open Sources - Jun 14, 2014

More on the Possible Russian Resurrection of a Soviet Weapons System - See My Posting of 16 Aug 14 - Sep 11, 2014

Apparent Failure Mode of the Israeli (INS) DAKAR Pressure-Hull - Oct 7, 2014

"The Three Stooges Work on a Nuclear Submarine" - Nov 4, 2014

Dawn of the Soviet Nuclear Propulsion System Program - Nov 4, 2014

Soviet Nuclear Submarine Electrical Systems: Automated Turbine-Generators - Nov 5, 2014

Technical Information for Active Duty IUSS Analysts, and for Former System Analysts Still Interested - Aug 26, 2014

The Value of Engineering Inputs to Analyses of Acoustic Data - Nov 23, 2014

The Future of Russia's Fifth Generation Submarines: Non-Nuclear? - Feb 12, 2015

Advancing an Understanding of Why the Soviet Submarine K-129 Was Lost - Feb 20, 2015

Harsh Orders From Soviet Command Authority Ashore - Feb 28, 2015

The "Lost" Pacific Beach Detection, Winter 60-61? - Nov 27, 2014

Dan McMillin the BTL Engineer Who Was the Source of the SCORPION Acoustic Data Died on 18 March - Mar 20, 2015

Someone Else Who Concludes The Russian BOREY Class SSBN is a Frankenstein Hull - May 2, 2015

The Russians Are Resurrecting the LADA Class Diesel Time to Review What We Know From Open Sources - May 18, 2015

Answering the Old Question How Fast Were NOVEMBER Class Soviet SSNs Dont Miss the Link - Jul 26, 2015

Acoustic Energy Generated by the Impact of HighVelocity WaterJets on Submarine Structures - Sep 10, 2015

Metacenter Height and the Internal Layout of the BOREY Class Russian SSBN - Oct 22, 2015

The Potential Value of Intellectual Curiosity - Oct 31, 2015

Status of the GTZA OK9VM Main Turbine Gear Assembly During TE Mode Operations - Dec 24, 2015

Re Russias new stealth submarine A Russian PR Effort Boost Foreign Sales of a Failed Design - Jan 3, 2016

Propulsion Characteristics of the Improved 2nd Generation (Project 955A) BOREY Class SSBN - Feb 1, 2016

THE SUBMARINE REVIEW, November 2015 Issue. - Feb 27, 2016

Potential Acoustic Vulnerability of BOREY and YASEN Class Russian Nuclear Submarines - Jul 14, 2016

Characteristics/Acoustic Detectability of the Russian VA-111 Shkval Rocket-Powered Torpedo - Sep 30, 2016

Squeezing Still More From Acoustic Data on the Condition of the SCORPION Wreck - Mar 26, 2017

The Importance of Remembering What You Don't Understand - Apr 10, 2017