Pretty sure you can't get worldwide coverage with 2 GEO satellites...Space Force wants to trim missile warning satellite programhttps://www.defensenews.com/battlefield-tech/space/2023/03/14/space-force-wants-to-trim-missile-warning-satellite-program/"WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force’s fiscal 2024 budget proposes cutting one of five satellites from its Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared fleet, according to Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman."
Russian and China and even North Korea have missile subs.Depending on capability (of both the missile and the sub… which in NK’s case is not overwhelming for either), that means potentially the launches could come from anywhere on the 75% of the world’s surface which is water.
Areas south of the equator, especially places like the South Indian Ocean are not well situated for launching SLBM's. So positioning a GEO bird to cover it might not make the beam counters cut. Having two satellites in Molniya orbit combined with GEO coverage could provide sufficient coverage of all other areas of interest. Of course, if I was India or Australia, I might take a dim view of suggestion of such limited coverage.
The Space Force decided a “two-by-two” constellation — meaning two polar and two GEO satellites — would be “sufficient to ensure that the mission did not have any gaps,” he said.