Interesting that whoever thinks the security is part of the Java language
has fallen for Sun's marketing con whereby they hope everyone will confuse
the JVM and the standard APIs with the Java language itself and vice
But, back to the matter it hand:
The alleged Java security has two purposes:
1. Prevent applets from unknown or untrusted sources from violating
2. Prevent unknown or untrusted people from using your applets to violate
1. DoD should not be using applets from unknown or untrusted sources.
Plus, a ban on a particular programming language obviously has no
effect on applets from unknown or untrusted sources.
2. Your applets must be designed, reviewed, and tested to meet your
security requirements, no matter what language they were written in and
no matter what CPU or virtual CPU they run on.