Why nuclear war is intimately connected to nuclear energy which is a direct outgrowth of the nuclear defense industry.
“The entire US nuclear enterprise depends on a robust civilian nuclear industry.”
via Grid Memo
Because the military industrial complex is a fascist private corporate cabal, they always want more, leading to absolute control and absolute power. Forcing taxpayers to pay DOUBLE for power and to pay for disposal of nuclear waste for 1 million years is just a small detail in their grand scheme to take over the whole world with dirty coal, oil and nuclear power monopolies.