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Economy

Wooing investment from a former foe

Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam is on a journey of transformation. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

HANOI -- Four decades after the U.S. military dumped Agent Orange on Vietnamese jungles to expose the communist guerrillas it was fighting, Monsanto, one of nine American companies that made the toxic defoliant that is estimated to have killed or harmed as many as 4.8 million people, is back. Only this time, it is being welcomed with open arms.

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