Doc Daneeka: The medical officer. Doc Daneeka feels very sorry for himself because the war has interrupted his lucrative private practice in the United States, and he refuses to listen to other people’s problems. Doc Daneeka is the first person to explain Catch-22 to Yossarian.
“'Catch-22 says you have always got to do what your commanding officer tells you to''But Twenty-seventh Air Force says I can go home with forty missions''But they don’t say you have to go home. And regulations do say you have to obey every order. That’s the catch. Even if the colonel was disobeying the Twenty-seventh Air Force order by making you fly more missions, you'd still have to fly them, or you’d be guilty of disobeying an order of his....’”
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