There are novels that describe some political affairs, for example, in the US Government. Say, for example, that as a part of your plot, people in the Capitol are discussing how to handle a situation with China, or some Middle East country, and they are even adding military movements in the story. Decisions taken by some congressmen, senators, and even the US President seem to be there also. My question is this: It is obviously a fiction novel. It´s written to be that. But, some things resemble so much situations in actual world. Some things seem to be taken from actual international conflicts, but changed or twisted somehow. Seems to me that it´s not illegal to write that way. Because we see that in some bestsellers. In fact, that´s what makes some novels compelling. But, could you face legal problems if you do that? How, as a writer, you know how much you can write?, and, considering that it´s a fiction novel, is everything allowed? My guess is that the Editor is the one that takes care about it.