I was curious, so I clicked on the link and it seemed familiar.
I thought… $15 for an electronic copy? It’s only 13 pages for goodness sake.
Then I put the title into Google: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fusacac.army.mil%2FCAC2%2FMilitaryReview%2FArchives%2FEnglish%2FMilitaryReview_20081231_art007.pdf&rct=j&q=Irregular%20Warfare%20Information%20Operations%3A%20Understanding%20the%20Role%20of%20People%2C%20Capabilities%2C%20and%20Effects&ei=8X6ITuW0K_GhsQKn0YzBDw&usg=AFQjCNFCZ6nL58VXqCUpKejunszSSZ5fkQ&sig2=aAe3AnhZDC3MEcN7ABmGcQ&cad=rja
…and in .27 seconds (according to Google’s own timer), I had the document ready for download for free.
Which brings me to my point, since when does a US Government agency charge money for a formerly free government document? It would seem a complete waste of money to have the National Technical Information Service, a part of the Department of Commerce, to have someone actually take the time to post that link, after having built the page, stored the document and arranged for a service to produce an electronic copy, microfiche, CD or print on demand?
The only thing I can figure out, and please inform me if I am incorrect, is that NTIS is a central repository and creates archives for government documents. Somehow I didn’t know that Commerce had that mission. What did I miss?