Yossarian's vainglorious commanders raise the number of required missions and raise them again and again.
This meant they required two-thirds majorities to pass, instead of a simple majority.
The song is tolerable, catchy even, but aperitifs should be required when viewing this video.
late 14c., "to ask a question, inquire," from Old French requerre "seek, procure; beg, ask, petition; demand," from Vulgar Latin *requaerere, from Latin requirere "seek to know, ask," from re-, here perhaps meaning "repeatedly" (see re-), + quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)).
The original sense of this word has been taken over by request (v.). Sense of "demand (someone) to do (something)" is from 1751, via the notion of "to ask for imperatively, or as a right" (late 14c.). Related: Required; requiring.